1. Higher Education Qualifications

1983−88 Master in Music Pedagogy. Five-year full-time music-pedagogical study course [Exam in Dutch: “Akte B Schoolmuziek”]. Conservatory of Brabant, Tilburg, Netherlands. Exam: 11 May 1988.
1988−90 Master in Musicology [in Dutch: “doctoraalexamen”] (two-year supplementary studies, full-time), Rijksuniversiteit, Utrecht, Netherlands. Exam: 31 May 1990.
2003−06 Vocational Organist Diploma [in Swedish: “kantorsexamen”], Sköndals Institution för Kyrkomusik, Ersta Sköndals Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden. Exam: 10 June 2006.
2006−08 Master of Arts in Music Theory, Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), Sweden. Exam: 23 May 2008.

2. Doctoral Degree

2012–15 PhD in Musicology / Music Theory. Uppsala University, Sweden. Publicly defended 9 Maj 2015. Faculty Opponent: Prof. Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University, Evanston, USA). PhD dissertation: Counterpoint and Partimento: Methods of Teaching Composition in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples (Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2015). Exam: 19 June 2015.

3. Previous Positions and Periods of Appointment

1990−94 Teacher in Music Theory at Gotlands Läns Folkhögskola in Hemse, Gotland, Sweden.
1994−2015 Teacher in Music Theory at Sävegymnasium, Visby, Sweden.
1995−2014 Founding member (together with Ramon Anthin and Sven-David Sandström) and teacher in Music Theory at the Gotland School of Music Composition. Teacher in Aural Training, Historic Writing Techniques, and Analysis.
2000 Lecturer in Musicology (Gregorian Chant) as part of the course “The Medieval Mass in Northern Europe” at the Gotland University College (15 hp, together with Dr. Sven-Erik Pernler).
2009−11 Lecturer in Music Theory / Aural Training at the
  • Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), Sweden.
  • 4. Previous Postdoctoral Positions

    2015 2015-05-09 until 2015-12-31: post-doc Uppsala University, Department of Musicology (prolongation of doctoral position into post-doc).
    2016 Post-doctoral Research-Fellow, Uppsala University (2016-07-01 until 2016-12-31).
    2017 Visiting Professor [“voltijds bijzonder gastdocent”] at Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Full-time research on the methods of learning keyboard improvisation in Italy and Germany between 1680 and 1720.

    5. Current Position

    2017− Associate Professor in Music Theory at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo. Full–time tenure track postition. Courses in Aural Training, Music Theory and Music Cognition.

    6. Recent Invitations for Guest Lectures [2017]

    2017 January–March 2017: Visiting lecturer in Music Theory at Conservatorium Maastricht. Lectures, workshops in partimento realization, consultations regarding curriculum development in Music Theory.
    2017 16 February 2017: Invited Guest Lecturer at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
    2017 6 April 2017: Invited Guest Lecturer at
  • Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH). Workshop in Historic Improvisation with organ students from the Church Music Department.
  • 2017 4 May 2017: Invited Guest Lecturer at
  • Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Hochschule Luzern), Switzerland. Lecture “Per i Principianti di Contrapunto: Kompositionsausbildung am Klavier in Italien um 1750.” See: Flyer “MusicTalks.”
  • 7. Received Research Fundings

    2016 Three-year full-time research grant [3.150.000 SEK] from the Swedish Research Counsil [Vetenskapsrådet] for the Post-doctoral Research Project “The Improvised Fugue in Italy and Germany between 1680 and 1750.”

    8. Awards, Prizes, and Honours

    2013 The 2013 Birgit and Gad Rausing Research Grant for Humanistic Research (6.500 €), awarded by the Birgit and Gad Rausing Foundation, Lund, Sweden.
    2016 The 2016 Hilding Rosenberg Scholarship in Musicology (2.000 €), awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (For more information, see the Press Release on the Royal Swedish Academy of Music’s website).

    9. Other Merits

    2007 [on invitation] Lecture on Aural Training Pedagogy at Lärarförbundet's Teacher's Training Day, 4 Oct 2007 at Lärarnas Hus, Stockholm, entitled “Musikämnets plats i morgondagens skola”, together with Tina Ahlin, Göran Folkestad, Erika Marklund, and Ulla Wiklund.
    2008 Elected member of Föreningen Svenska Tonsättare (FST: Society of Swedish Composers).
    2010 [on invitation] Music Theory Investigation regarding the future Master’s Program in Music Theory at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH), entitled “En vision för ett ämnesområde i förändring.” Presented in May 2010. [87 pp].
    2012 Travel grant from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
    2012 Musicological grants of the Tobias Norlind Foundation in Lund, Sweden.
    2014 Travel grant from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.
    2015 [on invitation] Whole-day of in-service training for music teachers in the Stockholm Region on Aural Training Pedagogy. 7 January 2015 at Kulturama, Stockholm. In coorporation with Rytmus, Södra Latin's Musikgymnasium, STEG, Musikteoriforum, and Kulturama.
    2015 Musicological grants of the Tobias Norlind Foundation in Lund, Sweden.
    2015–16 Member of the Organizing Committee of the HapMac Conference (History, Analysis, Pedagogy), organized by the University of Nottingham, 13-15 July 2016.
    2016 Grant for Research Journey to Northern Italy (Jan 2017) from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm.

    Latest update of this CV: 2017-02-08

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