Leadership

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS & ASSOCIATE FELLOWSHIPS

2022-2027, Principal Investigator: The Politics of Care in the Professional Education of Children Gifted for Music. Funded by the Academy of Finland (Ref. 348591).

2021-2022, Principal Investigator: Expanding reflexivity of professional education in music in times of crises. Funded by the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

2020-2023, Associate ResearcherRethinking music performance in European higher education music institutions (University of Aveiro, PI: Jorge Salgado Correia), funded by the Erasmus+ Education and Training Programme, European Commission (Ref. 2020-1-PT01-KA203-EB11CF50).

2016-2022, Associate Researcher: Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA), University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland).

Since 2019, Associate Researcher: Creative Workforce Initiative, Curtin University (Australia).

Since 2011, Associate Researcher: Interdisciplinary Group on Learning and Educational Change (SEIACE), Madrid Autonomous University (Spain).


CURRENT EDITORIAL WORK & POSITIONS OF TRUST IN SOCIETY

European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) – ARTEMIS, WG7 Member (2022-2025).

Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician (CEPROM). Commissioner (2022-2028).

International Society for Music Education (ISME), Publications Standing Committee (2020-2023).

Revista Internacional de Educación Musical, Co-Editor in Chief (2020-2023).

International Journal of Music EducationEditorial Board (2020-2026).

Frontiers in Psychology, Guest Associate Editor (since 2021).

Gifted Education International, Editorial Board (since 2020).

Musicæ Scientiæ, Co-Guest Associate Editor (2021-2022).

[My complete Ad Hoc Reviewer work can be consulted at Publons.]


DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS’ SUPERVISION

Co-Supervisor: Rodríguez Cortés, P. (2022, completed). New didactic approaches to the context and musical meaning of repertoire for viola of the XX-XXI centuries. Jaume I University, Castellón (Spain).

Co-Supervisor: Jääskeläinen, T. (final stage). Students’ experienced workload, stress, and coping in higher education. A multi-strategy research in Finland and the United Kingdom. Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland).

Co-Supervisor: Snellman, A. (current). Self-directedness in instrumental one-to-one tuition. Further education model for instrumental teachers in Basic Education of Music. Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland).

Co-Supervisor: Utermohl de Queiroz, D. (current). Instrumental music teachers’ strategies to promote Students’ self-regulated learning in online lessons. University of Aveiro (Portugal).

[In addition, I have acted as an advisor for 2 doctoral dissertations in Finland: Koivisto, 2022; Fornhammar, current].


DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS’ COMMITTEES

Pre-Examiner: Andreacchio, D. G. (2022). Imaginative visions and musical communication: A critical examination of the piano pedagogical approach of Eleonora Sivan (b. 1941) as applied to the Preludes Op. 34 of Dmitri Shostakovich. Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide (Australia). PhD Thesis.

Pre-Examiner: Yong, R. (2020). Processes of applying Taubman technical interventions to advanced pianists. Conservatorium of Music, The University of Western Australia (Australia). Doctor of Musical ArtsProgramme.

Opponent and Pre-Examiner: Angel Alvarado, R. (2018). The motivation of teachers in relation to arts-music education in primary schools: A study from the theory of self-determination. Faculty of Psychology, University of Navarra (Spain). Doctor of Humanities and Social Sciences Programme.

Opponent: Baño, L. (2018). Musical cultures. Analysis of the influence of the models of musical production in group practices. Faculty of Psychology, Madrid Autonomous University (Spain). Doctor of Psychology Programme.


AWARDS & HONORS

04.05.2022: Academy of Finland Senior Research Fellowship, The Politics of Care in the Professional Education of Children Gifted for Music (5-years).

09.10.2021: Wihuri Foundation Senior Research Fellowship, Expanding reflexivity of professional education in music in times of crises (1-year).

14.09.2019: Prize Bankia for Musical Talent in the category of Best Music Researcher, given by the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencian Community (Spain), in collaboration with the bank Bankia and the Valencian Institute of Culture. Award: 20.000€ and a trophy.

26.04.2018: Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellowship, Transforming Musicianship: Developing Musicians’ Learner Identity (3-years).

06.06.2018: Extraordinary Doctorate Prize for my doctoral dissertation defended in 2014, Faculty of Psychology, Madrid Autonomous University, Spain (equiv. Best PhD Thesis for dissertations between 2013 and 2018, including the Prima Doctor distinction).

31.01.2018: Title of Docent (Associate Professor habilitation) in Music Education, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland (nordic honorary title, lifetime achievement).

09.12.2015: Kone Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Autoethnography of a period cellist: Performance psychology and technical aesthetics in the variation works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn (3-years).

20.01.2014: PhD distinctions Summa Cum Laude and International Mention, Faculty of Psychology, Madrid Autonomous University, Spain.

01.09.2009: Spanish FPU-UAM full scholarship for doctoral research on the educational psychology in music schools (4-years).