BIO

Heidi Partti 2016, Photo Credit: Joonas Kurppa

Current Employment

Professor of Music Education, The University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, Faculty of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music.

Previous Employment

​Acting Professor of Music Education, The University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, Faculty of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music, 2017-2019

 

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The Global Visions Research Initiative, 2015–2017

 

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The ArtsEqual Research Initiative, 2015–2016

 

University Teacher (tuntiopettaja) The University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, Faculty of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music, 2012–2016

 

Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, MuTri Doctoral School, Finland, 2015

 

Grant period: Postdoctoral Researcher, Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2014–2015

 

Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, MuTri Doctoral School, Finland, 2013–2014

 

Grant period: Postdoctoral Researcher, The Finnish Composers’ Copyright Society Teosto, 2013

 

Grant period: Visiting Researcher at Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium Brisbane, Australia, Sibelius Academy: Pentacon Foundation, 2012

 

Grant period: Emil Aaltonen Foundation, 2011–2012

 

Grant period: Sibelius Academy: Selim & Minna Palmgren Trust, 2011

 

Grant period: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 2010–2011

Qualifications

Doctor of Music (Music Education)

Sibelius Academy, Finland, 2012

Dissertation title: Learning from cosmopolitan digital natives: Identity, musicianship, and changing values in (in)formal music communities.

 

Master of Arts in Applied Music Psychology

Roehampton University, UK, 2009

Thesis title: A case study of digital musicians learning to make music.

 

Master of Music

Sibelius Academy, Finland, 2008

Thesis title: Mikserielämää. Etnografinen tutkimus muusikkoidentiteetin rakentumisesta musiikin verkkoyhteisössä. [Mikseri life – An ethnographic study of the construction of musical identity in an online music community.]

 

Teacher’s pedagogical studies (60 ECTS)

Sibelius Academy, Finland, 2008

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I work as Professor of Music Education at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki in Finland. I am also Docent of Music Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

 

As Professor of Music Education, I am actively involved in developing music (teacher) education, and teach and supervise music education students at the Masters and Doctoral Level. I also hold leadership positions with international organizations such as the International Society for Music Education (ISME).

 

My research interests are initiated by a need to better understand the surrounding world so as to help the music education profession understand and response to the rapid changes and global challenges.

 

I have published widely in distinguished peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored Säveltäjyyden jäljillä, a book on composing pedagogy, as well as co-edited Visions for Intercultural Music Teacher Education anthology. 

My articles on topics such as music-related learning communities, digital technology, composition pedagogy, and the development of intercultural competencies in music teacher education have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and edited anthologies. Lately, I have become increasingly interested in questions related to equality, ethics, and socio-ecological justice.

I am specifically interested in advancing ethical and sustainable research practices within music education. I am a certified VIRT2UE Research Integrity and Ethics Trainer. I also serve as the Research Integrity Adviser at Sibelius Academy.