News from the FUTURED project

The FUTURED research project will be combined into a comprehensive overview of music teacher education, which is to be communicated to academic and non-academic audiences. On this page, you will find news and posts from all work packages and researchers across the entire project.

Latest updates

  • A new podcast presenting results from the FUTURED project
    In August 2023 a new podcast is being launched at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. It is called MusikkPedPodden (the music education podcast), and will mainly be in Norwegian, though a few episodes will be in English. The trailer … Read more
  • FUTURED on the Norwegian platform for teacher education (“Lærerutdanningsportalen”)
    The national platform for teacher education in Norway, hosted by the University of Stavanger, have promoted content from the FUTURED project. Here is an article about results from the project: Here you can read an interview with the project … Read more
  • Meet the researchers: Ailbhe Kenny
    Dr Ailbhe Kenny is an Associate Professor of Music Education at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland, where she directs the MA in Music Education. Ailbhe’s research is widely published internationally; she is author of Communities of Musical Practice … Read more
  • Meet the researchers: Eyolf Thovsen Nysæther
    How did you get involved in the FUTURED project?I was encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. research fellowship by FUTURED`s project leader, Catharina Christophersen. I immediately found the project relevant, bold and exciting. I especially got inspired by the overall … Read more
  • Meet the researchers: Bendik Fredriksen
    Bendik Fredriksen is Associate Professor in music at Oslo Metropolitan University, where he teaches music in generalist teacher education. His research interests are diverse, ranging from teacher turnover, and music didactics to the philosophy of music. He has studied musicology … Read more
  • The FUTURED conference 19-20 October 2022
    The FUTURED team has studied the music subject in Norwegian teacher education, both mapping the current situation, developing spaces for critical reflexivity and agency as well as developing educational practices in collaboration with pre- and in-service music teachers. Read more … Read more
  • Debate on Future Arts Education Competencies
    Monday August 15., FUTURED’s researcher Kari Holdhus participated in a panel at Norway’s Number One discussion forum, Arendalsuka (The Arendal week), where politicians, educators and social organisations gather to discuss and debate societal and cultural issues for a whole week. … Read more
  • DYNAMUS seminar at Hurdalssjøen 13-14 June 2022
    13-14 June 2022 researchers from FUTURED were invited to a seminar arranged by the DYNAMUS project gathering several ongoing music education research projects in Norway: From the OUTMUS project Jens Knigge (Nord) and Anders Rønningen (Norsk kulturskoleråd/USN) were represented. From … Read more
  • Silje Meling Bjørnevoll’s midway evaluation
    8 June 2022 the midway evaluation of Silje Meling Bjørnevoll’s Ph.D. project was arranged by the doctoral program Studies of Bildung and Pedagogical Practices at HVL. The Ph.D. project is a case study of the practice education of a group … Read more
  • Meeting with advisory board and guest researchers in May 2022
    11-13 May the FUTURED arranged a seminar in Bergen with advisory board and guest researchers to discuss findings from the sub studies of the project. The discussions also focused on the two last articles where findings are centred around change … Read more
  • FUTURED-contribution on the NNRME Conference 2022
    Catharina Christophersen and Silje Valde Onsrud from the FUTURED project contributed to a research symposium at the Nordic Network for Research in Music Education Conference 2022 online. The theme of the symposium was “Change in/for future Nordic music teacher education”. … Read more
  • Working seminar on Thorbjørnrud 16-17 March 2022
    Despite well-functioning digital meetings in the research project, there is a need for physical meetings from time to time. In March the main researchers of FUTURED decided to meet somewhere between Oslo and Bergen, and chose the beautiful place Thorbjørnsrud … Read more
  • FUTURED represented at NERA 2021
    The FUTURED project were represented at the NERA conference in Odense, Denmark 3.-5. November 2021 by Tine Grieg Viig and Silje Valde Onsrud. Silje Valde Onsrud presented a paper developed together with Hanne Rinholm and Bendik Fredriksen in WP2. The … Read more
  • Meet the researchers: Silje Meling Bjørnevoll
    Silje Meling Bjørnevoll is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Arts Education, at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. She has a master’s degree in music pedagogy and general teacher education, specializing in music. In addition, she has an … Read more
  • Meet the researchers: Heidi Partti
    Heidi Partti (ORCID ID: is Professor of Music Education at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Docent of Music Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. As Professor of Music Education, Heidi is … Read more
  • Meet the researchers: Judy Lewis
    Judy Lewis is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. She holds an EdD in Music & Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has been a postdoctoral research affiliate of the Institute … Read more
  • Meet the researchers: Hanne Rinholm
    Hanne Rinholm is Associate Professor of Music at the Department of Primary and Secondary Teacher Education at Oslo Metropolitan University. Prior to her academic career she worked as a pianist and singer, music teacher, choir conductor and songwriter in Germany … Read more
  • Webinar about the future for music teacher education in Norway
    September 16, 2021, the FUTURED project hosted an online webinar for music education researchers, educators, preservice teachers, teachers in school and others concerned about the future for music teacher education. The aim was to initiate a research-based discussion about development … Read more
  • Meet the researchers: Kari Holdhus
    Kari Holdhus is professor of music education at Western Norway University of Applied sciences (HVL). Her background is an education as a music educator, however, in her career, she has been working as a musician in a military band, in … Read more
  • Upcoming FUTURED webinar in September
    In September, the FUTURED project will arrange an online webinar in collaboration with the Department of Arts Education (Western Norway University of Applied Education), Oslo Metropolitan University and The National Centre for Arts and Culture in Education. We aim at … Read more