Dr. Eeva Siljamäki
- Researcher, pedagogue and vocal improviser
Eeva Siljamäki (DMus) combines her practical experience as an artist and pedagogue with research at the interface of art, learning and wellbeing.
Currently Siljamäki works as the principal investigator in her post doctoral project, which looks in to the potentials of improvisation as transformational momentum in school communities. The three year project (2023-2026) is funded by Kone foundation.
Siljamäki also works as a researcher at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland, in two international Erasmus+ funded projects: the Artwork project, which aims to expand the field of work for artists and raise increased awareness of the use of artistic methods for strengthening education and social initiatives, and the Fast45, which seeks to understand the future of arts universities and artists employability.
In addition to her career as a researcher and developer, Siljamäki is an active musician and improviser, as well as provider of creative expertise and services for organisations and other sectors through her company Artsmend.
Her approach to facilitation and pedagogy is of an enabler of learning and wellbeing. With empathetic and adapted methods and content she can suit the needs of each group, or each individual.
Siljamäki is a board member in the Finnish Society for Arts Education (STTS) and the Comission for Instrumental and Vocal Teacher of the International Society of Music Education (ISME).
Siljamäki has several publications in international scholarly journals (e.g. Research Studies in Music Education), has performed on multiple recordings as an artist and has arranged several songbooks of music for choirs, published by Sulasol.
Doctor of Music (2021), University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
Master of Cultural and Media Entrepreneurship (2021), Turku University of Applied Sciences
Master of Music (2003), Sibelius Academy
Contact: eeva.siljamaki (@) uniarts.fi
With subtitles (EN)
Check out the research and development project (2023-2026) "Improvisation as transformational momentum to equity and safety in schools" funded by Kone , Eeva Siljamäki as the principal investigator
Introduction to the doctoral dissertation of Eeva Siljamäki titled "Plural possibilities of improvisation in music education: an ecological perspective on choral improvisation and wellbeing"
Watch the live recording of the intriguing doctoral defense of Eeva Siljamäki titled "Plural possibilities of improvisation in music education: an ecological perspective on choral improvisation and wellbeing"
A symposium at the Exploratorium Berlin (Jan 2022) with Simon Rose (keynote), Eeva Siljamäki (Uniarts Helsinki), Guro Gravem Johansen (Norwegian Academy of Music), Raymond MacDonald + Graeme Wilson (University of Edinburgh), Laura Navarro (University of Granada).
Live recording of a composition with improvisation by E. Siljamäki
@ premiere January 31st 2020
performed by Haloa choir and orchestra, conductor Kaapo Ijas