Jonas Cisar Romme

Jonas is lecturer in music education and community music and researcher at Western Norway University College of Applied Sciences, campus Stord. Since 2016 he has been central in the development of Scandinavia’s first bachelor program in Community Music.

Jonas is active as a researcher in “School and concert – from transmission to dialogue” – an innovation project on Norwegian professional visiting concerts in partnership with Kulturtanken, founded by the Norwegian Research Council (www.diskoprosjektet.no). This project runs for four years from 2017.

He holds a master’s degree in Creative Subjects and Learning Processes from 2015. The thesis is named “My Music Performance is Changing!” – Perspectives on “The Aesthetic Talk” in Ensemble Teaching in Upper Secondary School.

Teaching subjects: Arranging/Composing, popular music and jazz music history, ensemble playing, how to workshop, ear training, music theory, community music philosophy, history and central concepts, supervision of bachelor candidates.

He has a background as a music teacher in Norwegian upper secondary school (“Musikklinja”), in municipal culture schools, as music reviewer, arranger for choir and big band, and is currently conducting/leading and arranging for a local big band.

Jonas’s research interests are creativity, learning processes, inclusion, democracy and sustainability, the potential of community music praxis in Scandinavian music pedagogy, music philosophies and their relationship to quality conceptions.

Tine Grieg Viig

Tine Grieg Viig is an Associate professor in music education at the Department of Arts Education; Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports, at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. She holds a PhD in music education from the Grieg Academy, The Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design at the University of Bergen, and is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Music Teacher Education for the Future (FUTURED) project.

Grieg Viig’s background is from the field of music education, and she has in addition to her employment in higher education worked as a composer and choir conductor. She departs from a background influenced by jazz storytelling, seeking to explore sonic spaces both tight and open, harmonic and dissonant, experimental and conform, delving into how timbre, polyphonic and homogeneous lines can take shape in a continuously evolving soundscape. As a researcher and teacher, she is in particular interested in creative music making, critical music pedagogy approaches, and exploring how digital tools can provide new access points for music education in the 21st century.

Judy Lewis

Judy Lewis (ph.d) is assistant professor of Music Teaching & Learning, and director of the new K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice Master’s degree program at the University of South California – Thornton School of Music. Her main research interests lie in the areas of critical pedagogy in music  education, popular music listening and composing, and social justice in music education.