Tanja Johansson appointed as Vice Dean of the Sibelius Academy’s Faculty of Music Education, Jazz, and Folk Music

Tanja Johansson, D.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed as Vice Dean of the Sibelius Academy’s Faculty of Music Education, Jazz, and Folk Music for a five-year term from 2019 to 2024.

The Vice Dean is in charge of the personnel and overall management, operational planning and development of the Faculty of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music. The Vice Dean is also in charge of the Seinäjoki Unit. In addition, the Faculty of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music manages a significant number of research and education development projects that receive external funding.

The Vice Dean is in charge of planning, organising, and developing the Faculty’s instruction, research, and artistic activities, as well as for supervising and managing the Faculty’s staff, finances and operational performance.

- Through my work, I want to promote an open dialogue between the departments and with the Seinäjoki Unit, improve the predictability of decision-making, and contribute to an encouraging work environment. This will help us establish a solid foundation for new and even surprising initiatives in artistic and pedagogical work as well as in research, said Johansson.

Tanja Johansson (b. 1975) completed a Doctor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration at Hanken School of Economics in 2010. She also has a bachelor’s degree from Södertörn University’s Degree Programme in Art, Culture and Business Administration, a music pedagogy degree from Helsinki Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Hanken School of Economics. Johansson has worked at the Sibelius Academy since 2008, first as a lecturer and director in the Arts Management Programme and later on as the Head of the Arts Management Department. She has served as the Professor of Arts Management since August 2015 and as the Director of MuTri Doctoral School since autumn 2018.

Johansson will be introduced to her duties this spring, and the exact start date of her term will be announced later. The current Vice Dean Elina Laakso will gradually take over the duties of planning the World Conference of the International Society for Music Education during the 2019–20 academic year.

The application period for the post ended on 28 October 2018. A total of 13 applications arrived by the deadline. The Vice Dean was appointed to the post by the University of the Arts Helsinki Rector Jari Perkiömäki on the proposal of the Sibelius Academy Dean Kaarlo Hildén.

Further information:
Personnel Manager Heli Grönholm
University of the Arts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy