-Paper presentation, "On Virtuality and Music Education in Online Environments," The Changing Face of Music Education: Music and Environment (CFME09) International Conference, Tallinn University, Estonia (April 23-25, 2009). [It was a pleasure to finally meet John Sloboda, Nigel Marshall, Armin Langer, Mariann Abraham, and many others. Estonian scholars Tina Selke, Gerhard Lock and their colleagues were fabulous hosts at
-Paper presentation, "Institutionalizing Popular Music Pedagogy: Lessons from Jazz Education," Sixth International Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference,
-Lecture on "New Music Technologies in
-Paper presentation with Marja Heimonen, "Pluralism and Minority Rights in Music Education: Implications of the Legal and Social Philosophical Dimension," Beyond Musicology - 13th Annual Finnish Musicology Symposium,
-Presentation, "Tools for Collaboration in Online Music Communities," GLOMUS, coalition of Nordic higher education academies, steering committee meeting at Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway (March 3-4, 2009). [Founded by four Nordic higher education academies of music - Royal Danish Conservatory-Aarjus,
There is also some good news at Sibelius Academy: our Rector Gustav Djupsjobacka has been reappointed for another term of leadership, and our Dean Jari Perkiomaki is now being promoted to Vice Rector. It is likely this will lead to many positive changes in the next few years.
Also, I am excited that Alex Ruthmann and I have been asked to write a chapter on music technology for the Oxford Handbook of Music Education, a uniquely comprehensive resource that I believe will be published in late 2010.