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.