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Finnish Doctoral Network for Music Research


The Finnish Doctoral Network for Music Research is comprised of eight universities: Sibelius Academy, the University of Helsinki, the Universities of Eastern Finland, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Tampere and Turku, and Åbo Akademi.

The central operating principle of the network is upholding the preceding Doctoral Programme in Music Research (2012–2015), that is, supporting national multidisciplinary research on music and the surrounding cultural reality.

NOTE: This network does not award doctoral degrees. It exists to further collaboration in doctoral studies and supervision between music research units in Finnish universities. If you are interested in doctoral studies in Finland, kindly contact the professor(s) working in university department(s) that appear most suitable for your topic and approach.Also, there are no funded doctoral student positions available in the network itself: all doctoral students within the network are post-graduate students of the partner universities.

null Kristian Wahlström's (Uni. Helsinki) PhD defence

Kristian Wahlström will defend his doctoral dissertation entitled

"Student-Centered Musical Expertise in Popular Music Pedagogy and Hard Rock Groove – A Design-Based and Psychodynamic Approach"

in the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki,

on Saturday, 14 May 2022, at 10:00 am.

The public examination will take place at the following address: Porthania, Sali PII, Yliopistonkatu 3.

Professor Gareth Dylan Smith (Boston University) will serve as the opponent, and Professor Susanna Välimäki as the custos.

The dissertation is also available in electronic form in Helda:

Link for live stream can be found here: