|Past CEPROM commissioners (2008-2010)|
All information provided in this page was accurate during the time of service 2008-2010. Please note that commissioners' biographical notes will have changed since.
Michael Hannan is Professor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University in Australia. He is a composer, keyboard performer and music researcher. As a composer he has written over sixty works for the concert hall and for media such as radio and film. As a performer he has released a CD of original experimental piano music, Terrains (Tall Poppies Records, 2000 ). His research interests include Australian contemporary music, film music and sound theory and analysis, practice-led research in music, the work practices of musicians, and the education of professional musicians. He is the author of The Australian Guide to Careers in Music (University of NSW Press, 2003) and of Peter Sculthorpe: His Music and Ideas 1929-1979 (University of Queensland Press, 1982). Michael Hannan is a member of the International Society for Music Education’s Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician and was its Chair from 2004 to 2006.
Rosie Burt-Perkins is a Research Officer at the Royal College of Music London, where she works as part of the Centre for Performance Science. Rosie works widely across music education and psychology, with particular interest in enhancing the learning experiences and wellbeing of conservatoire students. She is a regular contributor to international conferences and has published in the areas of musicians' career development, musicians' identity and the transition from school to conservatoire.??As well as her role as a CEPROM commissioner, Rosie is a member of the Research Group of the 'Lifelong Learning in Music and the Arts' lectorate in Holland. She completed her BMus and MA (psychology of music) at the University of Sheffield UK, and is currently completing her doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Education. The focus of her thesis is on understanding the complexities of conservatoires as learning sites through the lens of 'learning culture'. Rosie is a clarinetist and, more recently, a novice dancer.
Glen Carruthers is Professor of Musicology at Brandon University (Canada), where he was Dean of Music from 1998 to 2008. He also served as Dean of Graduate Studies from 2006 to 2008. Prior to his arrival at Brandon University he was Chair of Music at Lakehead University (Canada). Carruthers’ dual interests in music education and musicology are reflected in publications in both disciplines. His articles have appeared in the International Journal of Music Education, The Musical Times, Canadian Music Educator, Canadian University Music Review, Journal of Musicology and The Music Review, among many other journals and books. He has presented conference papers and guest lectures across Canada and the United States, and in France, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Serbia, Italy and Spain. Carruthers is past-president of the Canadian University Music Society and has served on the boards of the Canadian Music Centre and many other regional and national arts organizations.
Eddy Chong is an assistant professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He teaches primarily music theory and analysis at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also involved in teacher education at the secondary level and has served as consultants to both schools as well as the Singapore Ministry of Education. As a music theorist cum music educator, his research interests in the past few years have ranged from music-analytical studies to pedagogical issues, including the use of Web 2.0 tools for music teaching. These researches have been presented at international conferences and published in book chapters and journals. As a performing musician, Eddy is a piano accompanist, church organist and choir conductor. He serves as a commissioner of CEPROM from 2008.
Kaija Huhtanen studied piano in Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, in the department of performing music and gained piano diploma in 1982 . Her debut took place in Helsinki in 1983. She carried on her performing in Finland and worked as a piano teacher in music schools, Turku Concervatory and Sibelius Academy. She continued her piano studies in London 1988-1989 with Carola Grindea and Gordon Fergus-Thompson. Huhtanen continued her post-gradual studies in Sibelius Academy where she worked as a researcher and completed her Ph.D. in 2004. Since that she had worked as a principal lecturer on music pedagogy in Lahti University of Applied Sciences in the Faculty of Music. She has written several articles in national and international publications as well as participated to various conferences, both national and international. Her main interest as a researcher has focused on musician’s professional education and the identity produced by it. Singing in two amateur choirs has been great fun for her.
Janis Weller was recently appointed professor of flute, music business, and general studies at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. As founder/director of The Elision Institute, she has developed and taught innovative courses in career development for musicians and artists, and music business at the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, and the University of St. Thomas. She taught flute, flute choir and chamber music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and MacPhail Center for Music. As a flutist, Janis particularly enjoys working with composers and has premiered over 100 new works in her career. She is a doctoral student in Educational Leadership at the University of St. Thomas, and holds a B.A. in music from Luther College, M.A. in Human Development from St. Mary's University, and completed master's studies in flute and musicology at the University of Minnesota.