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.