Heidi Partti

Heidi Partti
University of the Arts Helsinki · Sibelius Academy

Doctor of Music; MA Applied Music Psychology; MMus

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Introduction
Dr Heidi Partti 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. Her 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.
Additional affiliations
August 2021 - present
University of Jyväskylä
Position
  • Docent
August 2019 - present
University of the Arts Helsinki
Position
  • Professor
January 2017 - July 2019
University of the Arts Helsinki
Position
  • Professor
Education
May 2009 - November 2012
Sibelius Academy
Field of study
  • Music, Music Education
September 2008 - October 2009
University of Roehampton
Field of study
  • Music Psychology
August 1995 - April 2008
Sibelius Academy
Field of study
  • Music, Music Education

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Publications (35)
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This instrumental case study aims to explore meanings and values in digital musical culture, and to reflect on them in relation to wider conceptualizations of musicianship in the field of music education. The study employs a narrative-biographical approach in analyzing the music-related life stories of a group of practitioners at a London-based mus...
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Music often features as a tool for the communication and creation of national identity, and has often been included in music education curricula as a means to enculturate students into a unified citizenry. This instrumental multiple case study explores patriotic sentiments as they appear in the music education policies and practices of two countrie...
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This qualitative instrumental case study examines collaborative composing in the operabyyou.com online music community from the perspective of learning by utilising the concept of a ‘community of practice’ as a heuristic frame. The article suggests that although informal music practices offer important opportunities for people with varied backgroun...
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In her research, Heidi Westerlund has pointed out and offered various novel ways to address the challenges and various difficulties faced in music education, both in schools and in music teacher education. In the following, we will discuss perspectives drawn from Westerlund’s research and reflect on them in the context of Finnish school music educa...
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This field report examines what opportunities or affordances social media provides for the professional development of classical music composers. While social media offers significant prospects for artists to find and connect with audiences more directly and instantaneously than ever before, engaging with changes fueled by transformations in the mu...
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This open access book highlights the importance of visions of alternative futures in music teacher education in a time of increasing societal complexity due to increased diversity. There are policies at every level to counter prejudice, increase opportunities, reduce inequalities, stimulate change in educational systems, and prevent and counter pol...
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This book highlights the importance of visions for intercultural music teacher education in a time of increasing social complexity. This complexity spans a wide range of diversity dynamics related to various traditions of knowledge formation, multiple forms of cultural and artistic participation, feelings of national and ethnic belonging, and polit...
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Although music education scholars have increasingly advised teachers to take heed of values, principles, and strategies of musical practices outside of school, very little has been written in music education regarding the ideological underpinnings of musical practices in these contexts. This article argues that musical practices outside of school d...
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In addition to innovative policy schemes, program visions, and curricular changes, the transformation of the school classroom necessitates also the development of teacher education. Inspired by the Core Perspective chapters in this section of the handbook, this chapter discusses issues related to the use of technology in supporting the cultivation...
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Due to the increasing media influence in society, the systematic development of media literacy in music education is a matter of the utmost importance. This chapter engages in an exploration of the role of the school in the face of the social-cultural changes that new media technologies have brought about in the wider culture of music making and le...
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The four perspectives in this paper were first presented as an interactive research/workshop symposium at RIME 9. The purpose of the symposium was to connect new media scholar Henry Jenkins’s theory of ‘participatory culture’ (1992, 2006, 2009) to possible practices of ‘participatory culture’ in diverse music teaching and learning contexts. We ask:...
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The music classroom in any country is increasingly affected by globalisation, immigration and ever-widening access to new media. This article examines identity formation in school on the collective and daily interactive level, as related to agency and as identities might appear and have been studied within the contextual frames of localised but inc...
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Kirja haastaa musiikkikasvatuksen alueella pitkään vallalla olleet säveltäjyyttä koskevat asenteet ja murtaa osaltaan myyttiä säveltämisestä erityslahjakkaiden etuoikeutena. Kirjassa kysytään: Voiko kuka tahansa oppia säveltämään? Miten, missä ja kenen ehdoilla säveltämistä voi opettaa? Entä miltä säveltäminen voisi näyttää koulujen luokkahuoneessa...
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This study examines how and to what extent the school offers opportunities for the development of students’ creative and versatile musicianship, and which factors prevent or complicate teachers’ efforts to provide opportunities for creative music-making, such as improvisation, songwriting, digital audio manipulation (e.g. remixing), and other forms...
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Millaiseen muusikkouteen koulu kasvattaa? Mitä koulun musiikintunneilla tehdään? Tarjoaako koulu mahdollisuuksia luovan ja laaja-alaisen muusikkouden kehittymiselle? mm. näihin kysymyksiin on saatu vastauksia tutkimushankkeessa Musiikin luova tuottaminen kouluissa.
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This qualitative instrumental case study explores Finnish student music teachers’ experiences of teaching and learning as participants in an intercultural project in Cambodia. The Multicultural Music University project aimed at increasing master’s level music education students’ intercultural competencies by providing experiences of teaching and be...
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Assessment in music is of considerable importance in the context of higher music education, with major projects focusing on assessment principles and practices in a number of locations, including the European community and Australia. This instrumental case study explores assessment practices in two higher music education contexts, namely within fol...
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Online remix competitions focus strongly on community interaction, creative production and sharing, and can be seen as manifestations of an emergent musical participatory culture within which participants collectively generate and rework cultural content. This article engages in a theoretical exploration of the ways in which participants of online...
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In an increasingly globalized world, characterized by diversity and change, the relevance of authenticity in classroom contexts has been questioned in recent multicultural music education scholarship. This article examines the academic discourses of authenticity in music education, and explores the epistemic issues and knowledge-related discourses...
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Perinteiset käsityksemme muusikkoudesta ovat oleellisesti muuttumassa musiikkikulttuurin muutosten myötä. Näihin muutoksiin on vaikuttanut erityisesti digitaali- ja virtuaaliteknologioiden kehitys, joka on tuonut mukanaan siihen liittyvän sosiaalisen median tarjoamia uusia kommunikaatiotapoja. Digitaaliteknologian avulla yhä useammat ihmiset ovat s...
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Tämän laadullisen tapaustutkimuksen kohteena on Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlien aloitteesta syntynyt ja digitaaliteknologian mahdollistama yhteisöllinen oopperasävellysprojekti Opera by You ja siihen liittyvä verkkoyhteisö operabyyou.com, jonka musiikilliset käytännöt haastavat perinteiset käsitykset säveltäjyyden kehittymisestä ja musiikillisen asiantu...
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The aim of this chapter is to give an overview of the community music field (CM) and its educational significance in the Nordic countries, with a special emphasis on the current situation in Norway, Sweden and Finland. While the Nordic countries appear to share a collective vision of musical access for all, this vision varies. It is our aim to exam...
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In this chapter, we suggest that recently emerged informal learning environments and new digital and virtual technologies have brought forth a democratic revolution in terms of the wider opportunities available through music-related social participation, musical learning and artistic expression. As an extensive cultural phenomenon, this revolution...
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This compilation dissertation comprising the summary and four blind peer-reviewed articles examines the culture of music making and musical learning, and the construction of musical identity in the world of digital and virtual media. The main research goal is to increase the knowledge and understanding about where and in what ways do participants i...
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Societal and technological progresses have created a multitude of new ways for people to engage with music, and as a result music can nowadays be learned from an ever-expanding variety of sources. In this article, we engage in a theoretical exploration of the underpinning societal forces that have enabled this expansion, as well as its significance...
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Today, technology has drastically increased the possibilities for music-related learning, information sharing and other activities outside schools and other institutional settings of music education. In the article, I describe the results of an ethnographic case study on mikseri.net, an open Finnish online music community, and contemplate what the...

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Six research groups in the ARTSEQUAL project reinterpret the traditional position of the arts in Finland by regarding them as a basic service that should be available equally for all and that contributes to well-being across a wide range of life domains. From the perspectives of equality and well-being, the project produces new knowledge on how already existing arts services can be developed in order to enhance citizen creativity and communal engagement. The research groups will apply systems thinking in order to comprehend the social impacts of the arts, and analyse how participatory artistic and arts-educational interventions in schools, basic arts education and in social and health services impact well-being. The project will propose policy recommendations to support political decision-making and consolidate new arts services. The project is carried out in close collaboration with ministries, regional state administration, municipalities, and NGOs.