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Eeva Siljamäki

  • 2012 - present

  • contributed to the development of new methods and pedagogies at the interface of art, well-being and learning.

  • Research interests involve socially sustainable futures, improvisation pedagogy, social learning environments, multi- and transprofessional collaboration and group work, socially engaged art, societal value and meaning of the arts, arts and wellbeing. 

A professional profile picture of a woman standing inside a building against the railing
  • 1995 - present

  • singer, choir director, pedagogue & composer. Extensive artistic and pedagogical expertise in music and improvisation.

  • Extensive experience in facilitating and leading pedagogically diverse groups in contexts ranging from secondary school to adults and well-being to highly competitive aims.



2023 - Present

Post doctoral researcher, Koneen säätiö

Visiting researcher (Uniarts Helsinki) and principal investigator (PI) in a post doctoral project funded by the Kone foundation: "Improvisation as transformational momentum for equity and safety in school communities"


Post doctoral researcher

University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland in two EU+ funded research development projects focusing on the expanding professionalism of artists, the artwork and Fast45



Doctoral researcher

University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland, to finalize doctoral dissertation "Plural possibilities of improvisation in music education: an ecological perspective on choral improvisation and wellbeing" as part of the Artsequal project



CERADA Center for Educational Research and  Academic Development in the Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. 

pedagogical responsibilities 


Supervisor of Master's thesis

2022 - Present

Introduction to Socially Engaged Arts Practice - self-study online course

Open Campus of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland (Further education and Master's level). Responsible developer and teacher with Kai Lehikoinen.

2020 - Present

External examiner of Master's thesis

2020 - Present

Casual lecturer

Department of Music Education (Masters level), University of The Arts Helsinki

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

Opinkirjo, Helsinkin Evankelinen Opisto (HEO), Exploratorium Berlin


Research Ethics

University of the Arts Helsinki (Doctoral level), responsible teacher with Dr. Marja Heimonen and Prof. Lauri Väkevä.


Choral pedagogue

Responsible teacher in the trans-professional collaboration between the University of the Arts Helsinki and Finnish Students Health Society

positions of trust

2022 - Present

Finnish Society for Research in Arts Education

Board member,  Suomen Taidekasvatuksen Tutkimusseura (STTS)


Ethics committee

Board member, University of the Arts Helsinki


Steering group memberships

Several seminars and conferences at the University of the Arts Helsinki



Improvisation as Transformational Momentum for Equity and Safety in School Communities

Kone foundation for MuT Siljamäki Eeva and working group. 150000 € for scientific research and academic work

Music pedagogical responsibilities

2018 - Present

Workshop leader

Kansalaisfoorumi, Espoon työväenopisto, Olotila

  • Also voluntary work at Niemikotisäätiö and Pienperheyhdistys


Choral Conductor

Escappella, Espoo

Espoon laulu, Espoo
Kumpulan kuoro, Helsinki
Kipinä, Espoo
Lasten kuoro, Musiikkiopisto Juvenalia, Espoo
Avoin kuoro, Helsingin työväenopisto, Helsinki
Ely, Espoon lastentarhanopettajien ry, Espoo
Remedium, Orion Oy
Evita -musikaalikuoro, Turun konservatorio 
Sonante, Helsingin työväenopisto, Helsinki


2014 Pepe & Saimaa (with Espoon laulu)

2012 Hectorin lauluja - tarinoita elämästä (Espoon laulu)

2012 Suupoppia (Avain säätiö)

2008 Ennen viimeistä pisaraa - lauluja elämän kauneudesta ja kauheudesta (Espoon laulu)


Music teaching

Theater Academy, Uniarts Helsinki

Matinkylä upper secondary school, Espoo

Turku Conservatory, Palmgren Conservatory, Sibelius Academy (music education), professional studies and basic music education

Keravan opisto


1995 - present

Vocalist, freelancer

Siljamäki has been active as a singer and performer of rhythmic vocal music since 1995. She has been seen and heard as a performer on television, radio and in theatres. As an improviser Siljamäki has performed with the Impronautit ensemble, among others. Most recently she has been the vocalist member of the Ääni-ilmiö collective


Recordings as a vocalist:

2018 Oudot laulu vol 2. (Mental Beauty Records)

2011 Riisutut roolit - Sirkka-Liisa Sass'n lauluja (Global Music Centre)

2011 Ruuskanen Railio Strings : Samassa unessa (Groovy Chamber Pop / Maija Ruuskanen

2008 Ennen viimeistä pisaraa - lauluja elämän kauneudesta ja kauheudesta (Espoon laulu)

2002 - present

Arranger of Choral Music, freelancer

Her arrangements of rhythmic choral music have been published in music booklets (Sulasol) and on recordings. 

2012 Suupoppia (Avain säätiö)

2012 Hectorin lauluja - tarinoita elämästä (Espoon laulu)

2008 Ennen viimeistä pisaraa - lauluja elämän kauneudesta ja kauheudesta (Espoon laulu)

Sulaloi 12 Viihdyttäviä lauluja sekakuorolle.

Sulaloi 11 Viihdyttäviä lauluja sekakuorolle.

Sulaloi 8 Viihdyttäviä lauluja sekakuorolle.

Sulaloi 7 Viihdyttäviä lauluja sekakuorolle.

Sulaloi 6 Viihdyttäviä lauluja sekakuorolle.



Music Education | Doctoral Degree

Doctor of Music, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland

- With distinction

”I have examined over 60 PhD internationally and this is one of the best I have read” (Examiner Prof. R. MacDonald, University of Edinburgh)


Culture and Media Entrepreneurship  | Master's Degree

Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland


Music Education | Master's Degree

Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

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