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Ongoing projects;


The Power Relations in Higher Music Education (PRIhME) project is a three-year AEC project that started in 2020 with funding from the EU program Erasmus +. Karin Johansson, Eva Sæther and Lars Härstedt Salmonson will initially participate.

The following key issues have been identified:
1. Abuse of power in higher music education,
2. Relevance of power issues in pedagogy and teaching,
3. The role of power relations in and impact on higher music education,
4. Promoting communication between all operators in higher music education.


1. Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Ireland (applicant)
Popakademie Baden-Württemberg Mannheim, Germany
3. University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria
4. Association of European Conservatories (project manager)
5. Musicians San Sebastian, Spain
6. Saint Louis College of Music, Italy
7. Academy of Music Zagreb, Croatia
Kharkiv National University of Arts, Ukraine
9. Academy of Music Krakow, Poland
10. Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden

Learn more about PRIhME

Doctoral research projects; music education

  • Learning an instrument or learning social skills – what is the primary goal of instrumental tuition in Swedish schools of arts and music?, Ida Knutsson
  • Bedömning och betygssättning – komplexa aspekter av musikläraryrket, Johanna Antonsson
  • Time to act: Developing music education in a social sustainability context, Lina Van Dooren
  • Körsången i musikundervisning, Lena Ekman Frisk

Doctoral research projects: artistic research in music

  • A voice beyond the edge, Felicita Brusoni
  • Extended and diversified composable places, Fernando Garnero
  • What is the artistic significance of being a music interpreter nowadays?, Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete
  • The Ephemeral City: Songs for the Ghost Quarters, Katherine Hernande
  • HÉR! An Exploration of Artistic Agency, Halla Steinunn Stefansdottir