Pia Bygdéus, PhD Studentship
in Music Education
Lund University/Malmö Academy of Music
Pia Bygdéus is a Ph D student at the Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, teacher and Art director (Director musices) at Linnæus University, Sweden. She also works as a freelancer. Pia Bygdéus has many years of experience as a pianist for both chamber music and big band, as a conductor for both instrumental ensembles and choirs, and as a teacher.
She also works for Swedish Radio as a music producer, with recording different kinds of music as orchestral music, choir music, chamber music, jazz and world music. In her research, Bygdéus studies how the professional role of choir directors is combined in their professional development as individuals as well as at a collective level. Previously she has studied the conceptual distinctions between leadership, pedagogy and conducting and continues, with this earlier research in mind, to investigate the practise of choir leaders and their professional role.
Teachers (Malm÷ Academy of Music)