Dr Heidi Partti works as Professor of Music Education at University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy. Her research interests are initiated by a need to better understand the surrounding culture of music making, learning, and teaching, so as to help the music education profession adapt and understand the rapid changes transpiring in today’s popular and participatory cultures. Her articles and book chapters on topics such as music-related learning communities, digital technology, peer learning, collective creativity, and the development of music teacher education have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. She has also coauthored a book on composing pedagogy.

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Background photo: Joonas Kurppa

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Guest Lectures and Invited Talks

Mapping a composing pedagogy in the Finnish music education. Invited Talk at the Nordic Music Days – Composition Teaching Seminar. Helsinki, Finland. 8.10.2018.

Engaging with Change: Future Directions for Professional Capacity Building in Higher Music Education. Keynote Speech at the Nordplus Intensive Course – Pushing Borders: Beyond Traditional Venues of Music Education (NNME 2018). Järvenpää, Finland. 30.10.2018.

Towards Cosmopolitan Musicianship in the Era of Total Connectivity. Keynote Speech at The Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education (APSMER’17) – Music Education Transcending Borders. Melaka, Malaysia. 20.7.2017.

 

Oppimiskäsitykset reflektiivisen opettajan toiminnan ohjaajina. Speech at the Sibelius Academy’s Teacher Seminar (Kevyesti kohti kesää -seminaari). Helsinki, Finland. 9.6.2017.

Arts Equal. Panel discussion at the MARS 2017 Festival. Seinäjoki, Finland. 2.2.2017.

Säveltäjyyden jäljillä: musiikintekijät tulevaisuuden koulussa. Panel discussion at the ‘Uudistuva musiikkikasvatus, toimijuus ja tasa-arvo’ seminar. Helsinki, Finland. 25.11.2016.

Säveltäjyyden jäljillä. Speech at the Säveltämisen pedagogiikka, SÄPE music teachers’ in-service training. Helsinki, Finland. 7.10.2016.

Multicultural Music Education. Panel discussion at the Tiedekulma – Think Corner. Helsinki, Finland. 25.8.2016.
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Some, musiikkioppilaitos ja uudistuva muusikkous. Näkökulmia diginatiivin musiikkikasvatukseen. Lecture at the ‘Osaava’ music pedagogues’ in-service training. Turku, Finland. 19.11.2015.

Millaiseen muusikkouteen koulu kasvattaa? Opettajien näkemyksiä musiikin luovan tuottamisen haasteista ja mahdollisuuksista. Keynote lecture at the Musiikkikasvatuspäivät (FiSME) conference. Helsinki, Finland. 12.11.2015.

Kulttuurienvälisyys musiikkikasvatuksessa. Panel at the Musiikkikasvatuspäivät (FiSME) conference. Helsinki, Finland. 12.11.2015.

Building visionary music education institutions in Finland: From musical reproduction to creative collaborations. Keynote lecture at the College Music Society International Conference. Helsinki, Finland. 23.6.2015.

Starting points for teaching music teachers – Workshops I–III.  Joint workshops with Prof. Heidi Westerlund and Lecturer Vilma Timonen. Nepal Music Center, Nepal. 11.–13.3.2014.

What is musical learning in school? Changing views on school music and music teacher education. Joint workshop with Prof. Heidi Westerlund. Nepal Music Center, Nepal. 2.12.2013.

Suomen Musiikkikasvatusseura ry Valtakunnalliset musiikkikasvatuspäivät: Säveltäjäksi kasvattaminen. Helsinki, Finland. 21.11.2013.

Teosto 85 vuotta -juhlaseminaari: Uudistuva tekijyys. Helsinki, Finland. 23.5.2013.

(PL)ACE Research Group Seminar: Between pleasure and pain in conducting a research process. Reflections on a journey of ‘learning by writing’. Cambridge University, UK. 8.5.2013.

Learning from Cosmopolitan Digital Musicians, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. 2.5.2013.

TeknoDida -seminaari, Sibelius-Akatemian Täydennyskoulutus/Oriveden Opisto: Kosmopoliitit digitaalimuusikot oppimisen suunnannäyttäjinä? Orivesi, Finland. 8.–10.2.2013.

Musicianship...what is it? Who is it for? – A Finnish perspective. Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia. 4.10.2012.

Research methodology course: Narrative research in music education. Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland. 19.9.2012.

Papers Presented

Musician-Teacher Collaborations: A field of tensions. Symposium at the Nordic Network for Research in Music Education (NNMPF) Conference, Hurdal, Norway, 13.-15.2.2018.

 

Response to Dr. Carvalho Cascelli de Azevedo’s paper "The cultural diversity in music pedagogical experience of pre-service teachers and beginning teachers". Nordic Network for Research in Music Education (NNMPF) Conference, Hurdal, Norway, 13.-15.2.2018.

SongPump: Developing a composing pedagogy in Finnish schools through collaboration between professional songwriters and music teachers  in the “Musician-Teacher Collaborations in Educational Settings” symposium at the Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference, Bath, UK, 24.-27.4.2017.

 

Composing cultural diversity in higher music education. Joint papers with Linda Toivanen at the Cultural Diversity in Music Education Conference (CDIME), Kathmandu, Nepal, 29.3.-1.4.2017.

Equality in Music Education at School: From Theory to Practice. Joint paper with Marja-Leena Juntunen in the “Arts education for all?” symposium at the Kasvatustieteen päivät, Turku, Finland, 17.–18.11.2016.

Beyond inclusion? Reflections on equality in music teaching and learning in Finnish basic education. Joint paper with Marja-Leena Juntunen at the Arts without Borders Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 19.–22.10.2016.

Crossing borders in arts education: Possibilities for collaborations across institutions, professions and disciplines. Symposium at the Arts without Borders Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 19.–22.10.2016.

Towards educational development through intercultural collaboration: Co-creating the ‘third space’ in music teacher education in Finland and Nepal. Joint paper with Vilma Timonen & Iman Shah at the International Society for Music Education 32nd (ISME) World Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 25–29.7.2016.

 

Commentary in the “Recent Nordic applications of music education technology in teacher training” symposium at the International Society for Music Education 32nd (ISME) World Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 25–29.7.2016.

 

Engaging all learners through the arts: The possibilities of multimodal, collaborative learning in fostering equality in schools. Joint paper with Eeva Anttila, Marja-Leena Juntunen, Hanna Nikkanen, Isto Turpeinen and Riku Saastamoinen at the 44th NERA Congress, Helsinki, Finland, 9–11.3.2016.

 

Social activism in the ‘Majority World’ music education: A narrative study on one Nepalese Newari musician’s life-long negotiation between tradition and visions for inclusion. Joint paper with Prof. Heidi Westerlund at the 2015 Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference, Exeter, UK, 14–18.4.2015.

 

Participatory culture and creative music making in schools. Presentation in the “A brave new world: Theory to practice in participatory culture and music education” interactive research symposium at the 2015 Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference, Exeter, UK, 14–18.4.2015.

 

Commentary in the “Recent Nordic applications of music education technology in teacher training” symposium at the 2015 Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference, Exeter, UK, 14–18.4.2015.

 

The bliss and dread of creative music making: Finnish music teachers’ approaches to teaching composing. Presentation at the Nordic Network for Research in Music Education (NNMPF) Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 3–5.3.2015.

 

Music teacher education in the face of ‘new musicianship’. Presentation in the “How has digital media changed music pedagogy?” symposium at the International Society for Music Education 31st (ISME) World Conference, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 20–25.7.2014.

 

Teaching as performance: Pre-service music teachers’ self-reflections on a bi-cultural exchange project. Joint paper with Prof. Sidsel Karlen & Prof. Heidi Westerlund at the 2013 Research in Music Eduction (RIME) Conference, Exeter, UK, 9–13.4.2013.

 

The Quest for Authentic Music in Schools: Sinking or Swimming? Joint presentation with Alexis Kallio & Prof. Heidi Westerlund in the “School Musicking: A Collaborative Inquiry into Christopher Small’s Legacy for Music Education“ symposium at the 2013 Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference, Exeter, UK, 9–13.4.2013.

 

Participatory assessment: Constructing professional identity and knowledge communities in popular and folk music studies in Australian and Finnish music universities. Joint paper with Prof Heidi Westerlund and Prof Don Lebler at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 15–20.7.2012.

 

Learning to compose within the participatory culture of new media. Joint presentation with Prof Heidi Westerlund in the “Claiming semiotic space by composing: Pedagogical perspectives on creative agency in Finnish general music education” symposium at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 15–20.7.2012.

 

Opera by…us! Ownership, creative collaboration and (in)formal learning in the changing cultural landscape of music. You, Me, User – Conference on User-Generated Culture, Helsinki, Finland, 25–26.5.2012.

 

Facing “the curse of living in interesting times” in higher music education: Musical cosmopolitanism as a way forward in future employability. The Reflective Conservatoire 3rd International Conference – Performing at the Heart of Knowledge, London, UK, 17–20.3.2012.

 

Constructing glocal musical identities in the changing cultural landscapes: Operabyyou.com as an arena for collaborating in “kaleidoscopic music”. Cultural Diversity in Music Education Conference, Singapore, 4–6.1.2012.

 

Living in the Times of Social Creativity: operabyyou.com Initiating New Artistic Practices. Joint paper with Prof Heidi Westerlund at the 2011 Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference, Exeter, UK, 12–16.4.2011.

 

Portraits of digital musicianship. 3rd International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education, Brisbane, Australia, 24–27.11.2010.

 

What can we learn about group and peer learning by studying digital musicians. The Third Symposium of Research on Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy: Group Teaching and Learning – Why, What, and How?, Helsinki, 12–13.11.2010.

 

Invited commentary: Ann Marie Stanley’s Collaboration – The Unteachable Moment. International Symposium for the Philosophy of Music Education 8 (ISPME 8), Helsinki, Finland, 9–13.6.2010.

 

Online music communities of practice: Constructing musical identities. Joint paper with Dr Sidsel Karlsen at the 2009 Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference, Exeter, UK, 14–18.4.2009.

 

The on-line music communities – a threat or a possibility? Musical Development and Learning - Second European Conference on Developmental Psychology of Music, London, UK, 10–12.9.2008.

 

New Meanings of Composing in Music Education: Learning from remixing and recycling within informal on-line music communities. Joint paper with Prof Heidi Westerlund at the 28th International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference, Bologna, Italy, 20–25.7.2008.

 

Musiikin verkkoyhteisöt - uhka vai mahdollisuus? National Conference of the Finnish Society for Music Education (FiSME), Jyväskylä, 5–7.10.2007.

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