Consortium and
Associated Partners

In the following the Consortium is described with their individual expertise and the resulting specific role(s) in TEAM in more detail:

Consortium

Associated Partners

Consortium
Universität Potsdam, University of Potsdam
UP
University of Potsdam
mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
mdw
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
University of Teacher Education Lower Austria
UENÖ
University of Teacher Education Lower Austria
LUCA School of Arts
LUCA
LUCA School of Arts
UNIC – The University of Nicosia
UNIC
The University of Nicosia
FRM – Freiburg University of Music
FrM
Freiburg University of Music
NKUA – University of Athens
NKUA
University of Athens
TUD – Technological University Dublin
TUD
Technological University Dublin
LMTA – Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre
LMTA
Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre
KVG – Klaipeda Vydunas Gymnasium
KVG
Klaipeda Vydunas Gymnasium
ISL – International School of Luxembourg
ISL
International School of Luxembourg
NUL – Nord University Levanger
NUL
Nord University Levanger
MAM – Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music
MAM
Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music
AML – Akademija za glasbo Ljubljana
AML
Akademija za glasbo Ljubljana
Associated Partners
Gustav Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Privatuniversität für Musik
Gustav Mahler Private University for Music
MUNI-PED
Department of Music, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, university of Music
Hochschule für Musik Würzburg
Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Institute of Music, University of Education Freiburg
Music School Union
European Music School Union (EMU)
Gymnasium Schönau
Gymnasium Schönau
Università Degli Studi Di Padova
Dipartimento di Filosofia, Sociologia, Pedagogia e Psicologia Applicata (FISPPA) dell'universita' degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD)
Royal Conservatoire
Royal Conservatoire
Musikk I Skolen
Musikk I Skolen - Music in Norway
Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi
Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Education, Music Education Department, Görükle, Bursa, 16059, Türkiye
Anton Bruckner PRIVATE UNIVERSITY
Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität
MUNI – PED, Department of Music
Department of Music, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University
Faculty of Education Charles University
Faculty of Education, Charles University
Consortium and Associated Partners
Consortium
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Universität Potsdam, University of Potsdam
UP
University of Potsdam

Working in team:

Prof. Dr. Isolde MalmbergDr. Jana BuschmannKarla Stolle


The UP - University of Potsdam is a public university in Potsdam, capital of the state of Brandenburg, Germany.

The University of Potsdam is Brandenburg's largest university and the fourth largest in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area. More than 8,000 people are working in scholarship and science. It has repeatedly received the “Excellence in Teaching” Award from the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany. The University of Potsdam offers 170 degree programs. As the university, which largely emerged from the College of Education, today great emphasis is still placed on teacher training. In the Faculty of Human Sciences – where the department for Music is situated - there is the Focus „Educational Sciences" organized into educational science and teacher training. An important body is the so called ZeLB | Center for Teacher Training and Education Research. The research emphases are language, action and behaviour, health, professional and popular sports, school and classroom as well as teaching across the life span. The faculty is actively striving for quality in training students by establishing national and international Master's and graduate programs and by constantly improving the system of quality assurance in teaching.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The University of Potsdam offers music teacher education for all school forms and ages. It places special emphasis on future-making topics (digitization, sustainability) as well as internationalization and continuous Teacher Education. For example, the so-called "Electronic Digital Instrument" was introduced as a new major in teaching, students find well-equipped media rooms and a modern recording studio. In the summer of 2022 the Music Department, together with other subject didactics, is organizing an international summer school for student teachers from 15 countries on "Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)". This summer school joins the series of other summer schools and joint master seminars with partners in Europe. The department of music education is also heavily involved in the area of mentoring during practical phases - this not only in the area of Brandenburg – but also in German schools abroad. The department leads the working group “Mentoring” in the UP Centre of Teacher Training and is about to finish a mentoring concept for school internships in all subjects at the UP. For 11 years the department is involved in the research (evaluation study) of the large-scale Continuous Teacher Education Programme “Belcantare Brandenburg”.

Current examples of research foci at the department for Music education at the UP are:

  • Virtual Reality and Classroom Composing
  • Identity in Music Education
  • online- Learning in Music
  • Mentoring
  • Continuous Education in Music (Belcantare 2.0).
mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
mdw
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Working in team:



The mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is among the largest and most renowned universities for performing arts (music, theatre, film) and related academic disciplines (2nd in 2022 QS World University Ranking), offering 115 degree programs at 25 departments.

Founded in 1817, mdw provides a great variety of educational and training opportunities, attracting close to 3000 students & teachers from 70+ countries. mdw presents over 1300 artistic, scholarly and scientific events each year, making it Austria's largest organizer of cultural events that are stimuli for social, educational & cultural-political discourse & innovation. The Department of Music Education Research, Music Didactics, and Elementary Music Education (IMP) is a department of scholarship and research that observes, examines and evaluates the practice of teaching and conveying music and conceives, tests and makes available ideas, concepts and materials for fields in which music education is practiced. At the forefront of this department's research and teaching is work together with students who desire to go on to initiate, accompany and promote processes of music learning in schools and other educational contexts.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The mdw offers music teacher education for a large range of professional fields, from elementary education and secondary school classroom teaching to music schools and special inclusive settings. At the Department of Music Education Research, Music Didactics, and Elementary Music Education (IMP), a mentoring system for future classroom music teachers has been established and continuously developed for more than 3 decades, that aims to accompany student teachers as best as possible in their entry into the teaching internships. This system is based on close cooperation between a long-term-established team of mentors at schools and the university didacticians, who regularly exchange ideas and work together to continuously professionalize the school internships in the subject of music. Furthermore, in recent years the IMP has been developing innovative formats for the new “master's practical semester”, which was established as part of the reform of teacher training in Austria and is, thus, breaking new ground in linking teacher training and professional practice. Particular attention is paid to the heterogeneity of the school landscape and the resulting challenges for teacher education, as well as to the awareness for inclusive settings.

Current examples of research foci at the Department of Music Education Research, Music Didactics, and Elementary Music Education (IMP) are:

  • MUDIL - Musical Distance & Digital Learning: Experiences, Effects, Perspectives (2020-22)
  • Inclusive music making: Practice, Pedagogy, Aesthetics
  • Using the Example of the All Stars Inclusive Band Vienna (2022)
  • Music Schools - Masters of Collaboration? Creating interfaces in music education systems (2019)
University of Teacher Education Lower Austria
UENÖ
University of Teacher Education Lower Austria

Working in team:

Prof. Mag. Michael Rumpeltes​


The UENÖ – University of Teacher Education Lower Austria offers initial teacher training for primary education and secondary teacher education in cooperation with the University of Vienna.

Currently, about 600 students are enrolled in full-time programmes at the university college and 22,000 qualified teachers are enrolled in the programme for continuing teacher development and post-graduate teacher education. The UENÖ offers an 8-semester Bachelor of Education degree programme and 5 master’s programmes. Beside these Bachelor’s and Master‘s studies, the University College of Teacher Education provides a wide variety of study programmes in the field of continuous teacher education and further education for all types of teachers. The PH Lower Austria has been certified according to the international standards ISO 9001 and ISO 29990 since 2013. The certificates are also of great importance for international cooperation with universities and other educational institutions, as they are recognised worldwide as proof of quality work. Situated in Baden and founded in 2007, the UENÖ is responsible for teaching and research for all teachers in Lower Austria. In this responsibility, it faces the challenges and opportunities of "Pedagogical Education NEW" (especially their preferences: Individualisation and competence orientation; quality management and improvement of the qualification of future teachers; further development of teacher training NEW; gender aspects).

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The UENÖ wants to devote special attention and lines of development to the following aspects beyond the planned target to be conscientiously fulfilled (and presented in target and performance plans) in the core areas of the educational mission:

  1. Science-based quality development in teaching and research as well as in all international and national tertiary educational cooperation
  2. Data- and evidence-based LLL as a marker of educational success responsibility (as a social dimension of pedagogy) in the regional area, in national and international contexts
  3. Promotion of leadership culture as a genuine instrument of school and teaching development with all its external and internal transitions specific to school forms and school culture
  4. Implementation of elementary pedagogy in the educational mission
  5. Inclusion as a response to the self-efficacy expectation of each child in such a way that it is empowered to positively influence the quality of its own world relationship; ethical mandate for humanity
  6. Development and promotion of migration pedagogy and migration communication as a school location-related response to the social challenges in Europe as a continent of immigration
  7. Responsibility for digitization in the context of educational tasks in the classroom and in the living space of students
  8. Alignment of all curricula with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to assume social responsibility in the Anthropocene.
LUCA School of Arts
LUCA
LUCA School of Arts

Working in team:


The LUCA School of Arts is the only university college in Flanders exclusively dedicated to art and design, making it unique in the region.

The art school combines the strengths and expertise of five renowned Flemish higher education institutions for art and design, spread across Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven. Most of the programmes are taught in Dutch, but LUCA offers six full-English MA programmes on its campuses in Brussels and Leuven. A large number of international students study at LUCA, and LUCA owns and uses a large number of Erasmus Agreements.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

LUCA will provide its great expertise in hosting foreign students and how to enable mobility in music teacher education. LUCA will be chairing Wp6, the Learning Outcomes and use the insights into foreign MTE systems and curricula and by that steer the formulation process of the Learning Outcomes.

UNIC – The University of Nicosia
UNIC
The University of Nicosia

Working in team:

Prof. Dr. Natassa Economidou Stavrou


The University of Nicosia (UNic) is the largest university in Cyprus and the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, with over 14,000 students from 100 countries across the globe, coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space.

Internationalization is a central component of UNIC’s strategy. This includes partnerships for degree programs, student mobility, and opportunities for students’ post-graduation in academia or industry in order to share knowledge and capabilities across countries. Moreover, UNIC has been a pioneer in online education in Europe. In this regard, UNIC was recently awarded a 5-Star QS rating for Online/Distance Learning, becoming the first university in the European Union to be recognized in this way by the QS Intelligence Unit. UNIC also stands out for a number of global university firsts in its dynamic initiative in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. More specifically, it was the first university in the world to: (a) offer a course and degree programme in the field; (b) deliver graduates from a programme of this type; (c) publish academic certificates and diplomas on the blockchain; and (d) offer instant online verification of degree authenticity. The University's global outlook and internationalization efforts have recently been recognized by a great number of rankings such as the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022, which ranked UNIC among the Top 800 universities in the world.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The Department of Music and Dance belongs to the School of Education and was founded in 2005. Since then, it has grown to an unparalleled position of leadership in the performing arts in Cyprus. UNIC full-time faculty members are complemented by more than 30 adjunct instructors, all of whom are among the leading musicians, dancers, and researchers in Cyprus. Having in mind the rapid changes and the unpredictable professional world that demands increasingly high standards of theoretical and practical training, artistic and professional adaptability, and an entrepreneurial outlook the Music and Dance programmes at UNIC were designed to provide the emerging generation of artists, teachers, and scholars with a rich and diverse educational experience, founded upon the dynamic interaction of performance excellence and academic rigour. Music education is one of the thematic areas of the Music Programme and students are educated for and involved in a variety of music educational contexts in schools and other settings such as the private studio or the community. The remaining two thematic areas are Performance and Music Technology.

FRM – Freiburg University of Music
FrM
Freiburg University of Music

Working in team:

Prof. Dr. Thade BuchbornDr. Philip Stade - FrMVerena Bons


The FrM - Freiburg University of Music offers artistic and pedagogical training in a wide range of musical professions, as well as the opportunity to earn a doctorate in musicology and music education at one of the most renowned universities of music in Germany.

The Collège doctoral européen d'interprétation et de création musicales, offers an institutional framework for artistic research that is unique in the country. 120 students are enrolled in the BA-MA-programme for music teacher education. Key features of the programme are artistic excellence in a broad range of musical styles, coherence between theory and practice, research-based teacher education and an orientation towards the professional practice. Together with Albert-Ludwig University Freiburg and Freiburg University of Education FrM is part of the School of Education FACE that offers teacher education from primary to secondary education. By combining the strengths of the participating universities at the highest scientific level, the prospective teachers are prepared to successfully master the diverse and complex demands of the teaching profession. Through competence-oriented and coherent teaching, through systematic encouragement to reflect on theoretical and practical experience and through a high level of academic orientation, the future teachers acquire knowledge in subject sciences, subject didactics and educational sciences. Close collaborations with a network of public schools are opening up opportunities to gain practical experiences during the studies. International networks are well established by long time collaborations with ISME and EAS as institutional member as well as close partnerships with numerous highly renowned Music Universities and Music Teacher Education Institutions in Europe and the world

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The music education department's experience in coordinating funded research projects with grants up to 2 Mio € and the staff members' longtime work experiences in different roles and responsibilities in international professional networks qualifies FrM to coordinate the steering committee of TEAM and take responsibility in the project lead. Further, FrM provides expertise in research in music education offering ideal opportunities to support reconstructive and design- orientated studies as planned TEAM. Coordinating research and development of future-making learning offers in WP3 will be supervised by experienced researchers. At the same time the research assistants working in TEAM will benefits from colloquia and interpretation workshops organized for and by researcher working in the fields of digitalization, sustainability, creativity, cultural diversity, democracy and creative music making in the music classroom. Further, a well-established international network in music education offers ideal opportunities to develop and test internship abroad and student mobility formats.

NKUA – University of Athens
NKUA
University of Athens

Working in team:

Elissavet PerakakiAngeliki Triantafyllaki


The NKUA - University of Athens is the oldest and largest University in Greece.

It was founded in 1837 and was the first University in Greece as well as the Balkan peninsula and Eastern Mediterranean region. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is ranked 41st in the world, 10th in Europe and 1st not only among Greek Universities but also among Universities of the Balkan and Mediterranean areas. 68,500 students are currently enrolled in 43 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate programmes or pursue doctoral studies. The mobility activities foreseen for the academic year 2020-21 are based on 888 Erasmus and bilateral international cooperation agreements between the NKUA and 466 Universities from 62 countries worldwide. It is comprised of nine Schools with many Faculties in each: School of Agricultural Development, Nutrition and Sustainability, School of Economics and Political Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, School of Philosophy, School of Physical Education and Sport Science, School of Science, School of Theology) The Institution has a great tradition in research and international cooperation with Universities and Institutions around the world.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The Faculty for Musical Studies (ΤΜΣ) is part of the School of Philosophy and has been operating since 1992. It is one of the five higher education Faculties in Greece offering musical studies at this level, serving also as the main pool from which future music teachers are selected. Every year it accepts around 70 students that have passed the nation-wide general examinations for entrance in higher education as well as specific music exams. The Faculty of Music Studies at the NKUA offers a five-year undergraduate course that awards and Integrated master’s degree with a choice between four directions/specializations:

  1. Historical & Systematic Musicology
  2. Ethnomusicology & Cultural Anthropology
  3. Byzantine Musicology
  4. Music Technology

Music Education is included in all four specializations and in order for the graduation of any of the above- mentioned specializations to be eligible to teach in primary and secondary schools as a music specialist, students have to complete a module specifically designed for pedagogical and music teaching preparation, accredited by the Ministry of Education. One of the 6 Laboratories of the Faculty of Music Studies is the Laboratory of Music Education (S. Chrysostomou, Director) with a main goal and vision to research and support music as a form of communication, creative expression and knowledge within a variety of environments, formal, in formal and non-formal. The Music Education Lab coordinates the music teaching and pedagogical accreditation, organizes and oversees the practicum (teaching practice) in public and private schools in the wider region of Athens (Attica) and organizes a number of research and professional development activities for students (undergraduate and postgraduate) as well as the growing community of music teachers-mentors. The School of Philosophy and the Faculty of Music Studies have participated in many research projects with national and European funding.

TUD – Technological University Dublin
TUD
Technological University Dublin

Working in team:

Dr. Lorraine O’Connel


The TUD – TU Dublin is Ireland’s first technological university. The university has recently moved to a new state-of-the art campus in the heart of Dublin city.

TU Dublin is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-informed university. It hosts a thriving research community engaged in applying innovation and technology to solve the most pressing challenges facing business, industry, and society in a dynamic environment. It aims to be a leader in targeted research areas and make ground-breaking contributions to the ever-changing needs of the world’s society and the economy.TU Dublin has an excellent record of accomplishment in the pursuit of research excellence that has, and continues to shape the world we live in, and informs best practice in a broad range of activities including education, training, creativity, and the pursuit of ground-breaking developments for the benefit of all kinds of Industry, Enterprise, the Arts and the Community.Research is underpinned by an applied focus, which is enshrined in the institution’s mission as a Technological University, always keeping in mind the value and benefits of outputs at regional, national, and international levels. The university continues to build on its research strengths in key thematic areas (Environment, Energy & Health; Information, Communications & Media Technologies; New Materials & Devices; Society, Culture & Enterprise), delivering quality research and graduating research students of the highest calibre. TU Dublin is committed to ensuring the highest standard of integrity in all aspects of research and has endorsed the National Policy Statement on Ensuring Research Integrity in Ireland. Similarly, there is a commitment to the National Open Access and Plan S, in order that research outputs are as freely available as possible. TU Dublin Conservatoire is one of five schools within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. It covers the broadest range of performing arts disciplines in Ireland with undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and a range of related research in music including performance (in classical, Irish traditional music, jazz, commercial and modern music) music education (classroom teachers and instrumental/vocal music education), composition, musicology, church music, commercial modern music) and drama (performance, facilitation, direction and education). The Bachelor of Music Education (B Mus Ed) programme (which is run in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music) prepares students to teach Music in secondary schools and has a high rate of graduate employment. The Conservatoire is committed to a strong integration of practice and theory in all programmes and is fortunate in having strong links with the arts and education professions through staff networks. The Conservatoire has the largest music research department of any conservatoire or university music department nationally. As part of its strong research culture in music education and theoretical and practice-based artistic research, the school encompasses a range of interdisciplinary collaborations and is home to the Research Foundation for Music in Ireland.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

TU Dublin offers music teacher education for those wishing to teach Music in secondary schools (B Mus Ed) and for those students who wish to qualify as instrumental/vocal teachers (B Mus Ped). The B Mus Ed programme is run in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Faculty members are active researchers with specialisms including music curriculum development, music teacher education (classroom music and instrumental/vocal), assessment in music education and artistic research. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration both within the university and with external partners. The development of CPD programmes for music teachers is part of the strategic plan for the school.

LMTA – Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre
LMTA
Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre

Working in team:

Prof. Ruta Girdzijauskiene


The LMTA – Lithuanian Academy for Music and Theatre prepares musicians, actor, director, sound operator, art historian, theatrologists, film science specialists and educators in these fields, lecturers, critics, publishers, managers and administrators.

The LMTA has approximately 1000 students and 712 employees. Study arts and sciences activities are carried out by 3 faculties, 27 departments and there are 4 studios at their disposal, 1 section, 8 centres. LMTA offers accredited study programmes registered in the Register of Study and Solvency Programmes – 22 Bachelor programmes, 16 Master programmes, 2 arts doctorate (D.A.) programmes and 2 PhD programmes.

Expertise in TEAM:

The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) Higher University Teaching and Educational Institution is a specialised university of arts with a mission is to ensure sustainable development of art and research activities, participate in the shaping of the national artistic education and cultural policy, foster spiritual harmony and national identity of society, educate the most artistically gifted youngsters into creative, proactive, entrepreneurial people who are open to Lithuania and the world. LMTA vision: an open and creative academic art and research community that inspires breakthroughs in culture and creates values. The LMTA collaborates with creative industry and social partners to promote young artists and boost cultural development. Every year the Academy hosts around 500 artistic events, the great majority of which are public and free of charge. Research, artistic research and educational achievements are published in the scientific journals and are presented at national and international conferences.

KVG – Klaipeda Vydunas Gymnasium
KVG
Klaipeda Vydunas Gymnasium

Working in team:

Jonė Girdzijauskaitė


The KVG – Klaipeda Vydunas Gymnasium is a modern and open-for-changes organization, which has a unique educational culture, and yet is in progress of learning.

The school helps its students to acquire general and artistic competences, which correspond to primary, basic and secondary education. The KVG aims at teaching humanistic cultural traditions and values, forming personalities, which are creative and responsible, able to communicate and cooperate, operate effectively in modern society. Gymnasium activities are determined by the specifics of unique educational system – students’ humanistic culture education through artistic activities – implementation. This educational direction is based on an idea that traits and provisions acquired in artistic activities can be successfully used in other educational subjects, various activities and lifestyle, while enriching them during the process of learning.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The school programme is largely oriented toward artistic education, with music education being at the heart of school life. The school is constantly participating in various EU projects and has a staff experienced in these activities.

ISL – International School of Luxembourg
ISL
International School of Luxembourg

Working in team:

Dr. Demosthenes Dimitrakoulakos


The ISL - International School of Luxembourg is a thriving Preschool to 12 grades International School.

It provides an outstanding education and inspires its students to engage in both academic and enriching co-curricular programmes. Students enjoy school and set high expectations for themselves. The community is continually rewarded by their achievements. ISL believes knowledge and skills are essential to function successfully within both the community of the school and the multilingual, multicultural societies in which we live. ISL provides their students with the opportunity and motivate them to develop skills to become lifelong learners, enabling them to take responsibility for their own learning and well-being. ISL recognises the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional challenges by providing diverse learning, creative, social, active and service opportunities. It offers world-recognised programmes of achievement and differentiated instruction to support the needs of our diverse community. ISL does not accept any form of discrimination. The school offers an environment where children of different backgrounds, genders, nationalities, cultures and beliefs can learn to know, understand and respect each other.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The ISL is the ideal place for first steps in mentoring international and school internships in music: There is a great awareness of intercultural learning and anti-discrimination, the music rooms are very well equipped and there are many opportunities for music students to play music and for students to live creatively. The music teachers are experienced in mentoring students from abroad – as an international training school. They can feed well into all questions of how to set up a reliable structure for school internships abroad in music as well as for qualitative mentoring.

NUL – Nord University Levanger
NUL
Nord University Levanger

Working in team:

Prof. Dr. Jens KniggeB. Solveig Fretheim


The NUL – Nord University Levanger is committed to delivering relevant educational programmes and research, with a focus on blue and green growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, and welfare, health and education.

Nord University was founded on January 1st 2016 and has 11,000 students and 1,300 employees. Nord University has established collaborations with international partners in the High North and around the globe. Established joint degree programmes and research projects with, among others, Russia, the Ukraine and Slovakia, build on strong educational networks. Nord University admits exchange students from partner institutions from around the world and supports a lively and diverse student community. The Faculty of Education and Arts at Nord University offers a wide range of education, including primary teacher, pre-school teacher, postgraduate teaching, sports, art and music education. Furthermore, the faculty conducts research and artistic development work that contributes to the development of the faculty's educational areas and the field of work we educate for. Innovation based on professional praxis in schools and kindergartens, and children's and young people's formation and education in a holistic growing environment are central. The music department is a central part of the faculty and has currently over 150 students registered on its two Bachelor and two Master programmes. Moreover, the department hosts the nationally and internationally renowned research group “music related learning processes”. The research group consists of 5 PhD students and 9 senior researchers, conducts several larger research projects, organizes annual conferences and is one of the founding members of the Norwegian research network “music education in development” (MiU).

Expertise relevant for TEAM:

The Faculty of Education and Arts at Nord University is one out of only three institutions in Norway hosting music teacher education programmes for all school types (kindergarten, primary school, secondary school, music school) and for students with music as a major subject as well as for students with music as a minor subject. The music department has a long- standing reputation for demonstrating commitment to supporting educators and practitioners to carry out and utilize research findings in their practice. The department addresses the needs of teachers directly through offering continuing education modules and by creating and sustaining communities of learners by means of practice mentoring teams. The research group has extensive experience in conducting international research projects. In this context, several research projects directly relevant to TEAM have been carried out in recent years - for example, projects on practice phases in music teacher education, on the multimodal further development of mentoring in music teacher education, and projects on interdisciplinary collaboration between teachers of different arts.

MAM – Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music
MAM
Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music

Working in team:

Prof. Dr. Anna Houmann​Lina Van Dooren


The MAM – Lund University, Malmö Academy of Music is part of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund University, Scandinavia’s largest institution for higher education and research, with a total of 47 000 students.

Other than MAM, the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts include the Malmö Arts Academy and the Malmö Theatre Academy. MAM has 800 students, whereof the majority study on 1st and 2nd level performance programmes or on the music teacher programme. The academy also offers a wide range of short courses. 3rd level PhD programmes are given in Music Education and Artistic Research in Music. MAM has a developed an international programme with well-reputed partner institutions, primarily in Europe. International relationships have been formed through partnerships, guest lecturers, teacher and student exchanges and recruitment. The academy offers a creative and stimulating educational environment with a focus on sustainable development. MAM has obtained an environmental certification and works with goals connected to The Agenda 2030, for example, by developing music in society through collaboration.

Expertise and role in TEAM:

The discipline of Music Education has a future-oriented and international approach, focusing on creativity, intercultural music education and advocacy – promoting quality music learning opportunities for all. The discipline of Artistic Research in Music studies is the complexity of real-world artistic production and practice with an experimental attitude towards how art creation and research impact one another. A line of inquiry also concerns how technical tools may acquire epistemic status and impact the underlay of creative outputs. The newly employed Agenda 2030 PhD candidate at MAM (Lina Van Dooren) aims at contributing to the development of social sustainability through researching possible connections between students’ learning in music lessons and their societal engagement. In today’s changing and multi-faceted society, MAM has the ambition to take part in shaping the musical landscape of the future. MAM works systematically with issues in the areas of gender, one-to-one teaching and sustainability. Most research projects at MAM engage with questions of power since they are conducted by music teachers and musicians who investigate teaching and/or performance. Traditional conceptions of, for example, audience-performers relationships or gender positionings in music making are investigated and questioned and projects sometimes create public debate. Examples of diversity projects, in the rock and jazz departments with regard to gender equality issues, are seminars on the role of the orchestral conductor from a gender perspective. MAM forms part of the European conservatory tradition, which holds a wealth of experience concerning successful one-to-one teaching as well as asymmetrical relationships, which may be difficult for individual students and teachers to decode and influence. Experiences from this ongoing work are shared continuously in a national network of all Swedish HME institutions.

MAM regularly hosts national and international conferences such as, for example, EAS (European Association for Music in Schools), 2019; NNME (Nordic Network for Master, Education in Music Education), 2019, and the Swedish Society for Music Research Conference, 2020.

MAM is one of four partners in the GENUS consortium which organizes a yearly conference on gender and equality perspectives in music education. Lars Andersson, Programme Director at the MAM Music Teachers’ Programme, is on the board of GENUS and is also the chair of the AEC Pop and Jazz Platform 2017- 2020.

AML – Akademija za glasbo Ljubljana
AML
Akademija za glasbo Ljubljana

Working in team:

Prof. Dr. Branka Rotar Pance


The AML - Akademija za glasbo Ljubljana is the only Slovenian higher learning university institution for the entire field of music, and as such it has a national significance for the development of Slovenian music composition, performance and education fields.

It connects 180 teachers and approximately 450 students. The basic mission of AMLis offering Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral university learning programmemes as well as further education and permanent education programmes for musical arts and music education professions. The AML offers two Bachelor's programmes: Musical Arts and Music Education, four Master's programmes: Musical Arts, Instrumental and Vocal Education, Music Theory Education, and Music Education. In collaboration with other members of the University of Ljubljana, AML conducts and develops research activities in the humanities and social sciences. The Interdisciplinary PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences is a joint programme offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Arts in collaboration with the Academy of Music, the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, and the Faculty of Theology. AML offers two doctoral fields of study: Music education and Composition and music theory. The AML research group joins the scientists and researchers who deal with research questions in the fields of subject-related teaching methods, musicology, music theory, composition, and the performance of music. Its aim is to create new knowledge and produce new works of art, which can be directly translated into classroom practice, which can enrich music and cultural life of the general population on the national scale, or which can be used to represent the country’s research activity abroad.

Expertise for TEAM:

The AML research group is involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes. Its members cooperate with members of research groups from other fields and with recognised artists, thus complementing their specific expertise with knowledge of other professions as well as with direct artistic experience. They participate in Slovene and international programme groups and research networks, attend Slovene and international scientific conferences and symposiums and are involved in music- performance projects. Their research work is published in scientific and professional monographs and other publications, while their artistic creations are presented to the public at live performances as well as on various sound and picture carriers.The AML Department of Music Education is the main Slovene centre for the development of music education as scientific discipline. It organises international scientific symposiums, issues the only Slovene music education scientific journal with an international editorial board Glasbenopedagoški zbornik Akademije za glasbo v Ljubljani / The Journal of Music Education of the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. University teachers’ scientific and artistic activities and involvement of music education students in scientific and artistic projects stimulates further professional development of all stakeholders. Expertise and musical knowledge are directly tested during teaching practice, also representing a way of promoting life-long learning and professional development of teachers mentors who host students in their classes. Teaching practice represents a rich circuit and exchange of experienced teachers’-mentors’ expertise, on the one hand, and new pedagogical ideas, musical contents, literature, learning methods and strategies brought by students on the other.

Associated Partners
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Gustav Mahler, Gustav Mahler, Privatuniversität für Musik
Gustav Mahler Private University for Music


MUNI-PED
Department of Music, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University


Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, university of Music
Hochschule für Musik Würzburg


Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Institute of Music, University of Education Freiburg


Music School Union
European Music School Union (EMU)


Gymnasium Schönau
Gymnasium Schönau


Università Degli Studi Di Padova
Dipartimento di Filosofia, Sociologia, Pedagogia e Psicologia Applicata (FISPPA) dell'universita' degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD)


Royal Conservatoire
Royal Conservatoire


Musikk I Skolen
Musikk I Skolen - Music in Norway


Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi
Bursa Uludağ University, Faculty of Education, Music Education Department, Görükle, Bursa, 16059, Türkiye


Anton Bruckner PRIVATE UNIVERSITY
Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität

MUNI – PED, Department of Music
Department of Music, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University


Faculty of Education Charles University
Faculty of Education, Charles University


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Verena Bons

Verena Bons has a teaching diploma and a master’s degree in Music Education and French as well as a bachelor’s degree in oboe. After working as a secondary school teacher near Freiburg and as a lecturer at the Freiburg University of Teacher Education, she currently works as a research assistant at the Freiburg University of Music, where she teaches music education and research methods. There, she is also part of the research project „Zukunft. Land. Music.“ (Future. Country. Music.“) which investigates the transformation processes of amateur music ensembles. In her dissertation, she focuses on young amateur musicians and their everyday musical practice. She is interested in social aspects of music-making, future-oriented teacher training, innovative forms of music-making in the classroom and praxeological approaches.

Verena Bons is part of WP 5, where she supports the development of design principles for mentoring situations.

Prof. Dr. Thade Buchborn, CHAIR OF STEERING COMMITEE

Prof. Dr. Thade Buchborn is full professor of music education at University of Music in Freiburg, Germany. He is head of the music teacher training program, deputy head of doctoral studies and board member of Freiburg School of Education (FACE). He leads funded research projects on music making, improvisation and composition in the classroom, cultural diversity and amateur music in rural areas and on specializes in reconstructive methods and Design-Based Research. Prof. Dr. Buchborn has been working within the EAS since 2003, is currently secretary of the board and chair of the editorial board. He was chair of the Freiburg conference team in 2021 as well as chair of the European doctoral student forum. He has published in peer-reviewed national and international journals and book series, and is a board member of the journal Music Education Research.

Prof. Dr. Buchborn will be chairing the Steering Committee and the WP3 (Future- Making) and help with transfer to EAS.

Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg

Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg is full professor for school music education at the University of Potsdam, (DE), department for music and arts and head of the study programme for music in secondary schools. At the moment she is Steering Committee member and leader of two working groups in the international project “UP Network for Sustainable Teacher Education” – teaching together with partners form AT, NL, BE, UK about the 17 sustainable development goals and music education (Funded by the German National Agency DAAD). For many years she has been active in the European Network EAS (European Association for Music in School), currently she is the president and member of the Editorial Board of EAS; she has presented in many countries. Before her university career she was a music teacher in secondary schools in Vienna (AT) and worked as a mentor for teacher novices. In 2010 she earned her Ph.D on the subject of “Project Method and Music Education”. Prof.

Dr. Malmberg is highly experienced in coordinating transnational networks: From 2006-2009 she was the coordinator of the widespread SOKRATES-COMENIUS-3-Network “meNet music education Network – A European Network for Communication and Quality management in the field of music education”, with 26 full partners from 11 European countries. Her current research areas are: the passage between university training and school music teaching, mentoring novice music teachers, transcultural music education and the design-based research (DBR) methodology in music education.

Her tasks will be TEAM project leading and leading of WP5.

B. Solveig Fretheim

B. Solveig Fretheim is an Associate professor in music at The Faculty of Education and Arts at Nord University, Levanger in Norway. She teaches general music education courses on the teachers’ training program and early childhood education. Her areas of teaching and research are concerned with music philosophy and aesthetics, music appreciation, gender and voice, as well as narrative inquiry in music education. She has considerable experience of arts education and cross- disciplinary course work, music collaboration and creative learning processes. Her research has been published in national and international anthologies.

Solveig is an active member of the research group “Music related learning processes” at Nord University in addition to “Music pedagogy in development” (MiU) and the international NNRME. She has previous experience with the Nordplus network and exchange students, teaching the course „Introduction to Norwegian Language and Culture.” Her educational background is from the States where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in Music from Luther College, Iowa, USA (1993) and a Master of Musicology from Florida State University, USA (1997).

Ms. Fretheim will be research assistant of WP4 and use her strong qualitative research expertise.

Angeliki Triantafyllaki

COMING SOON

Karla Stolle – PROJECT COORDINATION

Karla Louisa Stolle studied music and german at the University of Potsdam with a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Since successfully completing her studies, she has worked as a lecturer in music education at the University of Potsdam and also as a teacher at the Waldorf School Berlin-Mitte. She has been working as a project coordinator for TEAM since 2023 and is doing her doctorate within the project. Her normal research focus in music education is on language-sensitive music teaching, dance and movement and practice-orientated teaching.

In the project, Karla is working in Workpackage 8, researching music curricula and music teaching within and outside the EU. This will also be part of her doctoral thesis.

In Workpackages 1, 2 and 9, she is responsible for administrative tasks.

Runa H Jenssen

COMING SOON

Jonė Girdzijauskaitė has been working in Klaipėda Vydūnas gymnasium as a music, choir and instrumental teacher for 3 years. She has broad international experiencefrom studying in various European countries and from participating in seminars and conferences in the field of music education. Jonė is a former student representative in EAS’ board and has actively participated in the activity of the association. She is also a regular organizer and lecturer of music education conferences in Lithuania.

Jone will be part of WP3 and try out OERs in her school, she will also spread OERs in her school network and offer evalutions to OERs.

Till Skorruppa is secretary general of the EMU (European Music Union) and part of the SCHEME group will act as one person in the SAB.

The European Music School Union (EMU) brings together 26 national associations and represents 6,000 music and art schools, 150,000 professionals and 4 million students. EMU fosters: – the quality and diversity of music education in Europe and its access to the largest audience; its promotion to the European and national institutions; the exchange of information and experience between our members; the formation of regional working groups; the organization of training seminars throughout Europe; the development of innovative pedagogical projects; the collaboration with higher education, music at school and university research; and the patronage of Youth Music Festivals.

Elissavet Perakaki

COMING SOON

Dr. Jana Buschmann

Dr. Jana Buschmann has studied Music and German at the University of Potsdam and is currently Research Assistant at the UP. Dr. Buschmann works for many years at the interface between university music teacher education and school internships. She leads the School Internship Semester in Music at UP and, at the moment, is also developing a prototype for a mentoring tool for Potsdam students in interships abroad. Dr. Buschmann earned her Ph.D in 2020 which concenred the issue of Continuous Education in rural areas of Brandenburg. Her current research interest is the development of online learning resources in music for students in rural areas where there is a lack of music teachers.

Dr. Buschmann will be part of WP5 and ensure knowledge transfer from UP Network for Sustainable Teacher Education.

MMag. Wilfried Aigner, Mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

MMag. Wilfried Aigner PhD is assistant professor at mdw Vienna at the Department of Music Education Research, Music Didactics and Elementary Music Education (IMP). His academic teaching and research activities focus on issues of digital media and their implementation in music education, on research strategies to interlink theory-based research knowledge with educational innovation development (such as Practitioner Research or DBR) and on inter-institutional cooperation and curriculum development. At IMP, he is responsible for the mentoring team as well as for organization and content design of the master internships for future music teachers, which is also an ongoing research topic. In his professional life, he has gained 15 years of classroom teaching experience in Austrian Secondary schools, before earning his Ph.D with a study on the subject of “Composing between school and social web” which was one of the first German-language Design-based Research works in music education, helping to pave the way for DBR as research approach in the music education community. He also holds Master’s degrees in Instrumental Music Education as well as in French Language Studies (University of Vienna & Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3). He is currently a board member of the European Network EAS (European Association for Music in School) with responsibility for communication. He is also member of the EAS Special Focus group DigiTIME (Digital Technologies in Music Education).

Prof. Dr. Aigner’s tasks will be to be part of WP5 and to develop OERs for WP5.

Prof. Mag. Michael Rumpeltes​

Prof. Mag. Michael Rumpeltes has 30 years+ experience in teaching music in a Secondary School in Lower Austria. He teaches at the University College of Teacher Education, Lower Austria. One of his main focuses is CPD for music teachers in primary as well as in secondary schools. He is leader of the nationwide communities “Music teachers in music primary schools” and “Music teachers in music middle schools”, where he organizes further education events and seminars throughout Austria. Many courses, in this part of his professional activities, are cooperations between the University Collage of Teacher Education Lower Austria and the University of Music Vienna (MDW). He is the leader of a new university course of further education named “Dance in School”.

Michael Rumpeltes’s tasks will be to try out the Future-Making OERs and implement them in his and in further CPD institutions.

Prof. Dr. Thomas De Baets, LUCA School of Arts

Prof. Dr. Thomas De Baets is Professor of Music Education at LUCA School of Arts and KU Leuven. He is currently Head of Music and Group Head of Performing Arts at LUCA. Prior to this, he coordinated the Bachelor and Master programmes in Music Education and the Specific Teacher Training in Music. He has led the recent transition from the postgraduate Specific Teacher Training programme to the Educational Masters in Performing Arts. He holds a Master’s degree in Music Education (Lemmensinstituut, 2005), a degree of Advanced Studies in Music Education (Lemmensinstituut, 2008), and a PhD in Music Education (KU Leuven, 2012) entitled ‘On-the- spot Music Teaching – The Music Teacher in ‘Immediate’ Musical Interactions’. His main research interests are professional development, innovation and practitioner research in music education. He has been a board member of the European Association for Music in Schools since 2009 and was the president 2019-21, currently he is the EAS Past President.

De Baets is currently editorial board member of the peer reviewed journals Music Education Research (Routledge), Cultuur+Educatie (LKCA) and TOPICS (The Mayday Group).

Prof. Dr. Thomas de Baets will be leading the WP6. During his time as EAS board member and EAS president as well as through his editing expertise he contributes an extensively broad view on Music Education in Schools as well as on Teacher Education Systems in Europe. This will be a highly valuable expertise for chairing the Learning Outcomes Working Group.

Prof. Dr. Natassa Economidou Stavrou, UNic – University of Nicosia

Prof. Dr. Natassa Economidou Stavrou is Professor of Music Education and the Associate Head of the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. She gained her PhD from the University of Athens in 2004 in the field of Music Curriculum. Currently, she is elected board member of the International Society for Music Education (2020- 2024) and served in the board of the European Association for Music in Schools (2015-2019).

Natassa has co-coordinated the design and development of the latest Cypriot National Curriculum for Music after appointment by the Cypriot Ministry of Education. Since 2012 she has directed her own early childhood music centre, offering group music classes for children aged 10 months-7 years old.

Prof. Dr. Economidou-Stavrou has participated in various European projects: She was a consortium member and researcher in the Comenius 2.1, Lifelong Learning Programme: «mPPACT: a methodology for pupil and performing arts centered teaching» (2006-2009) and also participated as a member of the early childhood music education working group in the Association’s Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) four year funded Creative Europe project titled Strengthening Music in the Society. (2018-2021). She is currently participating in the Erasmus + project entitled REACT – Rethinking Music Performance in European Higher Education Music Institutions (2021-2023) as a consortium member and investigator. Also, she is member of the newly four year funded Creative Europe project of the Association’s Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) entitled ARTEMIS, “Empowering Artists as Makers in Society” (2022-2025).

Prof. Dr. Economidou-Stavrou will be leading WP 7 (Mapping MTE) Her expertise in research, her focus and experience in School and University Music curriculum design and evaluation, her involvement in quality assurance of Higher Music Higher Education Institutions, as well as her experience in music teacher education and European projects is believed will support the TEAM project through multiple directions. She will also ensure knowledge transfer from the ARTEMIS and SMS projects.

Dr. Philip Stade

Dr. Philip Stade works as a music teacher at the secondary school Schönau in the Black Forest, Germany. He wrote a doctoral thesis at the Cologne University of Music and Dance on online discourses between YouTube and the German collecting society GEMA. Currently, his music teaching and research interests are on future-making topics like democracy education, digitization and sustainability. He is experienced in participatory educational formats such as project work and barcamps fostering students’ empowerment. He regularly organises the latter in Freiburg across organisational boundaries. His music lessons follow democratic principles, which he presented at the EAS Conference 2021. In doing so, Philip Stade designs learning environments with digital media and music apps such as Garageband and MuseScore with a post-digital understanding, according to which he sees digitization as only one component of a broader transformation process of schools.

Dr. Stade will be research assistant in WP3 and will bring in his high expertise in school teaching as well as in music and digitization and democratic learning.

Prof. Smaragda Chrysostomou

Prof. Smaragda Chrysostomou is currently a Professor of Music Pedagogy and Didactics at the Faculty of Music Studies, University of Athens, and is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Greece and Cyprus. At the moment, Chrysostomou is the Scientific Coordinator of the professional development and lifelong learning programs „Go-Arts„, at the Centre of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the NKUA. Besides her work as the Director of the Music Education Lab at the Department of Music Studies as well as the Director of the postgraduate program (MA) „Music Education in formal and in formal environments“, she is a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Council of Research and Innovation (Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation – HFRI) for the Thematic Area of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Chrysostomou is highly experienced in coordinating both national and international projects: She was the Coordinator for Internal Monitoring and Evaluation in Comenius 2.1, Lifelong Learning Program: «mPPACT: a methodology for pupil and performing arts centered teaching» (2006-2009) (participating countries: UK, GRC, CYP, DNK). Moreover, she was the Coordinator of the Aesthetic Education Team in the National projects „DIGITAL SCHOOL I and II” Greek National Strategic Reference Framework (NSFR). As Chrysostomou has also worked as a music teacher in secondary education and as an in-service trainer for music teachers in primary and secondary education, she has experiences in teaching music in all levels of education. Also, she has participated in national and international conferences in the areas of education and music education (since 1994) and is a member of scientific committees and editorial boards in journals, Greek and international.

Prof. Chrysostomou will work in WP3 and in WP5 and will bring in her expertise in the ME systems in Europe as well as digitization.

Dr. Lorraine O’Connel

Dr. Lorraine O’Connell is an experienced secondary school music teacher and choral director, working as a lecturer at TU Dublin Conservatoire. In addition to teaching Music Education courses within the undergraduate programmes, she supervises undergraduate and postgraduate research and teaches Musicianship (within the Junior Conservatoire). Her role also includes coordinating the Musicianship programme for the Junior Conservatoire, which includes developing the curriculum and teaching materials.

O’Connell was awarded a PhD in 2012 for her collaborative research in developing a programme to teach the statutory music curriculum in the lower secondary school. She also holds a post-graduate diploma from the Kodály Pedagogical Institute (Hungary). In 2012-2013 she was awarded a Teaching Fellowship Award (with Dr Anne- Marie O’Farrell) for the research project ‘Composer in the Classroom’. Her research interests include music curriculum development, music teacher education, the reflective teacher, psychology of music education, learning theories and teacher as researcher including collaborative research. She has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences and published in music education journals and in the European Perspectives on Music Education book series. She has taught on many CPD courses for Irish music teachers (classroom and instrumental/vocal) and on numerous Kodály courses in Ireland, Hungary and Scotland. O’Connell is a founding member of and currently serves on the committee of the Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI). She is the EAS (European Association for Music in Schools) National Co-ordinator for Ireland.

Dr. O’Connell will be chair of WP 8 and bring in her huge expertise in MTE systems in Europe.

Dr. Demosthenes Dimitrakoulakos

Dr. Demosthenes Dimitrakoulakos is the National Coordinator of Music Education for Luxembourg for the European Association of Music in Schools and is the Academic Leader of the Arts at the International School of Luxembourg (ISL), where he supervises pedagogy and curriculum design for music, visual arts, theater and film.

Demosthenes teaches on the following programs at ISL: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and the International Baccalaureate (IB), covering a holistic approach to music education through music theory, composition, music research and performance. Demosthenes has been a consultant for the development of the IB Music Curriculum and is a former IB Music Diploma Examiner. In addition, Demosthenes works as a music editor for Editions BIM International Music Publishing and is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Society for Research and Promotion of Wind Music. Prior to moving to Luxembourg, Demosthenes was a trombonist with the US Army Band in Germany, and he has guest conducted ensembles in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Demosthenes Dimitrakoulakos holds degrees in music education and performance from the University of Luxembourg, Boston University, Indiana University (Bloomington), and the Oberlin College-Conservatory.

Dr. Dimitrakoulakos will be part of WP5 and receive students for internships, he will use the Mentoring International tools and feedback on them.

Prof. Dr. Jens Knigge

Prof. Dr. Jens Knigge is a full professor of music education at the Faculty of Education and Arts and leader of the research group “music related learning processes”. His teaching and research interests include students’ competency development, teacher educators’ mentoring approaches, and the role of digital technology in teaching and learning music. At the music department Jens is responsible for all music education modules and he is the contact person for international incoming students. He has 15 years of experience of initiation and management of international and national research and innovation projects funded by the various German (BMBF, DFG) and Norwegian (NFR, diku) research funders. He has conducted a large number of empirical studies and published widely in international peer reviewed journals. Jens has edited several books and journal issues, currently he is a board member of the Norwegian network “music pedagogy in development” (MiU) and of the German Association for research in music education (AMPF).

Prof. Dr. Knigge will lead WP4 and use his strong project leading as well as qualitative research expertise.

Prof. Ruta Girdzijauskiene is professor at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Klaipėda faculty) and President of the Lithuanian Music Teachers’ Association. For many years, Girdzijauskiene was a secondary school music teachers and leader of a children’s choir. Currently, she is member in the organising and research committees of various music education journals and scientific events (conferences, projects, seminars. She has published her research in national and international journals, books, and conferences. The list of her publications includes two monographs, eight teacher handbooks, more than fifty research studies, and thirty practice-based articles. Moreover, she is co-author of several Lithuanian music education programs, music textbooks, and interactive lessons for general schools. Every year, Ruta Girdzijauskiene offers seminars on various topics of music education in Lithuania and abroad. Her scientific interests include primary music education, musical creativity and teacher education.

Ruta is part of the WP 4 and WP 8 team.

Prof. Dr. Anna Houmann​

Prof. Dr. Anna Houmann is full professor of Music Education, with Educational Sciences as her profile at Lund university/Malmö Academy of Music. She is Coordinator and supervisor of degree projects in the first and second-cycle, Course Director for Educational Sciences within the Music Teacher Training Programme and Subject Director for Research Studies in Music Education. She is currently leading the funded practice-based research project The digital student – computer as instrument in schooland have been aresearch project manager in developing a Music Education Department at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, in the funded research project Creativities – transcending boundaries in higher music education and The School I’d Like project together with universities within U21. She has been an elected Board Member of the European Association for Music in School (EAS) in charge of research and development and is currently an elected Board Member of the Nordic Network for Research in Music Education. Her research focuses on music teachers’ discretionary power – possibilities and limitations and future making, pedagogical creativity, uncertainty and improvisation, and music teacher training with a specialization in innovative research methods in collaborative and international settings. Her research is published in peer- reviewed national and international journals and book series and she is part of the Editorial Team of the Journal Nordic Research in Music Education (NRME).

Prof. Dr. Houmann is member of WP3 and will bring in her huge expertise in creative musicking in schools, in the student’s perspective as well as in digitization in music education. Together with Lina Van Dooren she will also develop OERs for WP5.

Prof. Dr. Branka Rotar Pance

Prof. Dr. Rotar Pance works at the Department of Music Education at the Academy of Music (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). Her teaching and research interests revolve around the teaching methods and the other topics of music education, motivation, working with gifted students, musical creativity, ICT in music education, lifelong learning of music teachers, arts and cultural education and the history of Slovenian music pedagogy. In 2020 she received The Golden Plaque for exceptional contributions to the development of scientific, pedagogical or artistic endeavours, and for strengthening the reputation of the University of Ljubljana. She is coordinator of the international EAS Student Forum. She is the coordinator of the Slovene Music Olympiad, a jury member at the International Music Olympiads (Tallinn 2012, Riga 2014, Klaipėda 2016, Tallinn 2018, Ljubljana, 2022) and the president of the Organizing Team of the 5th International Music Olympiad, Ljubljana 2022.

Prof. Dr. Branka Rotar- Pance will be part of the WP3 and steer the Spring Schools for Students. She is also ensuring knowledge transfer from the meNet project.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Gies is Secretary General of the biggest and most powerful NGO in the Music Higher Education Area: the AEC. The AEC runs huge transnational projects in the area of professional musicians training and works as NGO in close cooperation with European policy makers for the subject music.

In TEAM Prof. Gies will act as one person in the SAB and provide dissemination possibilities.

The Association Européenne des Conservatoires et Musikhochschulen (AEC) is the leading voice for Higher Music Education in Europe, a powerful advocate for its member institutions. AEC understands and supports music and arts education, together with cultural participation, as central contributors to quality in human life, and inclusive societies founded on democratic values. – AEC sees professionally focused arts education as a quest for excellence in three areas: artistic practice; learning and teaching; –research and innovation. It seeks to foster these elements and to encourage the diversity and dynamism with which they are pursued in different institutions, countries and regions. AEC works for the advancement of Higher Education in the performing arts, primarily focusing on music. It does this based on three pillars:

  1. Fostering the value of music and ME in society
  2. Enhancing quality in Higher Music Education
  3. Promoting participation, inclusiveness and diversity AEC operates inclusively, sustainably, efficiently and effectively, enabling communication and sharing of good practice.

Dr. Marina Gall is EAS Vice President and member of the so-called SCHEME group (the Steering Committee for the Harmonization of European Music Education). She is an internationally renowned expert in European music teacher education systems as well as digitization and special needs/disabilities in music education. In 2022 she was lecturer in the Summer School “Teaching the SDGs” at the UP. She will be part of the SAB, offering the EAS network to TEAM and helping with the afterlife of the project.

The European Association for Music in Schools (EAS) interconnects all those involved in music education (teachers, teacher educators, researchers, students, musicians, policy makers) to share knowledge and experience in practice and research, and to advocate for high quality music education that is accessible to all young people. The EAS aims to support the music education community in fostering and developing essential competencies to advance practice and research, and to aid cultural awareness. Our work nvites music educators to motivate learners to pursue their own interests and goals with confidence, and to facilitate young people’s creativity. The EAS operates in accordance with the principles of UNESCO. The EAS organises an annual conference, initiates and engages in a range of other music education activities and projects, and cooperates with partner organisations in the European and global context.

EMC Board Member (EMC – the European Music Council Associated Partner)
In TEAM one of the EMC board members will act as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and on dissemination. The European Music Council (EMC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the development and promotion of all genres and types of music in Europe. It is a network that promotes and supports music- related activities for representatives of both national music councils and European networks involved in the fields of music education, creation, performance, participation, production and heritage.

The EMC contributes to a better mutual understanding amongst people and their different cultures, and promotes the right for their musical cultures to coexist. Therefore, it provides exceptional value to its members through the analysis of policy developments and formulation of policy statements; capacity building and knowledge exchange, as well as creating networking opportunities within and beyond the music sector on an international platform.

Lina Van Dooren

Lina Van Dooren  is currently a PhD candidate at the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden. The focus of her research is on connecting sustainable development and music education through themes like (artistic) citizenship education, social justice and social change. The project is also part of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School of Lund University. Before starting her PhD, Lina was full-time music teacher in international schools in Sweden. Besides her teaching assignments she led the after-school music program, arranged the bi-annual concerts and initiated several musical service-learning opportunities. Lina also holds a position as a board member of the European Association for Music in Schools, an association in which she has been actively involved since 2011.

Lina Van Dooren will bring in her expertise as a group member into WP3.