I work as Professor of Music Education at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki in Finland. I am also Docent of Music Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.
My research interests are initiated by a need to better understand the surrounding world so as to help the music education profession understand and response to the rapid changes and global challenges. My articles on topics such as music-related learning communities, digital technology, composition pedagogy, and the development of intercultural competencies in music teacher education have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and edited anthologies. Lately, I have become increasingly interested in questions related to equality, ethics, and socio-ecological justice.
I hold leadership positions with international organizations such as the International Society for Music Education (ISME).
I am a certified VIRT2UE Research Integrity and Ethics Trainer and am specifically interested in advancing ethical and sustainable research practices within music education. I serve as the Research Integrity Adviser at Sibelius Academy. Feel free to contact me if you need advice on responsible conduct of research.