Dr Heidi Partti is known for her work in the areas of music-related learning communities, digital technology, peer learning, collective creativity, and the development of intercultural competencies in music teacher education.
As Professor of Music Education at Sibelius Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki, she is actively involved in developing music (teacher) education in Finland, and holds leadership positions with international organizations such as the International Society for Music Education.
As a scholar, Heidi is involved in two major projects: The Arts as Public Service: Strategic Steps towards Equality (ArtsEqual), and Global Visions Through Mobilizing Networks: Co-Developing Intercultural Music Teacher Education in Finland, Israel and Nepal (Global Visions).
She has published widely in distinguished peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored Säveltäjyyden jäljillä, a book on composing pedagogy. In addition to academic journals and books, Heidi writes a blog and regularly presents her work in conferences, seminars and various media outlets. Heidi teaches music education students at the Bachelor and Masters Level, and supervises PhD students at the Mutri Doctoral School.
Prior to her career in academia, Heidi has worked as a music teacher, musician and in the music business.