Advancing Music Education in Northern Europe

[UPDATE, 13 September 2017: We just heard from the head music editor at Routlege/Taylor&Francis that they intend to offer us a contract for this book in about 2 weeks.] A unique book is now under development that will show how music education has evolved with innovative approaches across recent decades in the Nordic and Baltic countries. This is a major outcome of projects affiliated with the Nordic Network for Music Education.

The planned book, Advancing Music Education in Northern Europe: Twenty Years of the Nordic Network for Music Education is edited by David Hebert and Torunn Bakken Hauge, and we now have several outstanding contributing authors, including Kristi Kiilu (Estonia), Mara Marnauza (Latvia), Jolanta Lasauskiene (Lithuania), Marja Heimonen (Finland), Tiri Bergesen Schei (Norway), Geir Johansen (Norway), Eva Saether (Sweden), Cecilia Ferm-Almqvist (Sweden), Lars Brinck (Denmark), Helga Rut Gudmondsdottir (Iceland), and many more. A full list of authors and chapter titles will be shared at a later date.

UPDATE (May 4, 2017) - Below is the Table of Contents from our book proposal:

Introduction - Torunn Bakken Hauge & David G. Hebert
Master seminars in music education across eighteen years: Inclusion, equality and democracy as lived experience - Cecilia Ferm Almqvist
Reflection on research collaborations: A call for Nordic research on music education and democracy - Eva Sæther & Adriana Di Lorenzo Tillborg


Musical performance and tacit self-censorship - Tiri Bergesen Schei
Music, universality and globalization: Some challenges for music education in the decades to come - Geir Johansen
On the intrinsic value of musical experience - Øivind Varkøy
An Icelandic perspective on the Nordic music education community - Helga Rut Gudmundsdottir
Moving alone or together?: Collective perspectives on music education - Lars Brinck
Advancing music education via Nordic cooperation: Equity and equality as central concepts in Finland - Marja Heimonen & David G. Hebert
Bridging the past, present and future in Estonian music education: Development of the National Curricula, 1991-2016 - Kristi Kiilu, Anu Sepp & Urve Läänemets
A paradigm shift in Latvian music teacher education: A selection of research experience in the period, 2008 – 2017 - Mara Marnauza & Sanita Madalane
Music teacher education challenges: National and international perspectives in Lithuania - Jolanta Lasauskiene
Conclusion: Learning from Two Decades of Music Education - David G. Hebert & Torunn Bakken Hauge