(4.7.1960) Professor, choral conducting and management. Mr Caplin received his education as a singer, conductor and choral pedagogue at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen and at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. He is frequently engaged as guest conductor and clinician, and as adjudicator in competitions in Norway and abroad. Mr Caplin is particularly renowned as a specialist within the psychological/pedagogical aspects of choral leadership, coupled with the traditional perspectives of choral conducting and the overall running of a choir including all aspects.
This focus area is also fundamental in his book on choral leadership in Swedish and Norwegian, a book that will be globally published in English in the course of 2015. He also specializes in the cross field between classical and rhythmical singing and conducting. In addition, his publications include a number of compositions, arrangements and CD recordings. His publications are to be found at Cantando Music Publisher, Stavanger and at Musikk-Husets forlag, Oslo.
In 2004 he was awarded the recognition “Choral Director of the Year” by the Norwegian Choral Directors’ Association. He has received international recognitions for his leadership of the following choirs : The Lund University Male Choir (prominent male choir from University of Lund, Sweden, World Choir champions in Shaoxing in 2010), Chamber Choir Collegium Vocale (Norway), Oslo University Male Choir (World Choir Champion in Xiamen, China 2006) and Defrost Youth Choir. Internationally he was in the steering committee for the IFCM mentor program "Conductors Without Borders", and is the Norwegian representative in the Interkultur World Choir Council. His present employment is Professor in music at the Hedmark University College, Hamar (Norway. He presently conducts the Defrost Youth Choir, and is a leader of and singing member of the vocal group Nordic Blue.