Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person López Íñiguez, Guadalupe
Organisation University of the Arts Helsinki
Project title Transforming musicianship: Developing musicians’ learner identity through multidisciplinary pedagogy
Decision No. 315378
Decision date 26.04.2018
Funding period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021
Funding 283 809
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Project description
Despite the popularity of music learning and music making in Finland, the pedagogies that underpin instrumental studio teaching are outdated and ineffective. Based at the Sibelius Academy, the Transforming Musicianship Project will renew learning and performance practices among musicians and transform pedagogy in higher music education by highlighting the importance of learner identity. The project will revive historical music learning conventions to develop autonomous learners who can direct their learning and careers. The multidisciplinary project comprises an intra-individual, experimental and longitudinal study with seven classical musicians including the PI. The research involves questionnaires, reflexive diaries, interviews, concerts and rehearsals, and naturalistic observations of behaviour. The project’s theoretical and practical contributions have the potential to position Finnish music education at the forefront of instrumental pedagogical practice globally.