Dr Alexandra Lamont is a senior lecturer in psychology of music at Keele University and recent Editor of the journal Psychology of Music.
She is a member of the Centre for Psychological Research within the Research Institute for Social Sciences and Editor of the journal, Psychology of Music. Dr Lamont’s research centres on issues of musical development and musical engagement across the lifecourse. The main research question is why and how people choose to engage with music. Why does a toddler respond well to a familiar piece of music? What can children learn about themselves through music? Why do we experience strong emotions in relation to music at festivals and live concerts? What kinds of social bonds are formed through active musical engagement? Her research focuses on exploring these questions in everyday settings and placing musical experience in the wider context of people's lives
Marja-Leena Juntunen (PhD, LicEd, MM) is a professor of music education at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.
Her main research interest areas cover narrative inquiry, school music education, music teacher education, higher music education, embodiment and Dalcroze pedagogy. She has published widely in international journals and books as well as written textbooks and teaching materials. She has served as a review reader in several research journals. Currently, Juntunen is a research leader in a collaborative study with Åbo Akademi University on the quality of music education in primary schools in Finland and a group leader and researcher in the ArtsEqual research project, funded by the Academy of Finland.
Dr. Claudia Gluschankof holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is Senior Lecturer in Music Education at Levinsky College of Education, Tel-Aviv, Israel, teaching in both the Early Childhood Education and the Music Education programs.
Her research interests focus on the musical expressions of young children, particularly on the self-initiated play of young children in various cultural contexts, especially among Hebrew and Arab speakers, and the identities of teachers. She has presented her research in many international conferences and in various peer reviewed journals, such as Music Education Research, Arts Education Policy Review, and Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. Gluschankof is also currently a reviewer of international music education publications.