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Active Inclusion of Roma Children in the Educational System (Eastern/Western/Central Macedonia and Thrace, Greece)

Academic Coordinator for Music Education Interventions toward the inclusion of Roma Students in the school system.

The program (Prof. Evangelia Tressou, principal investigator) is funded by the European Union and the National Strategic Reference Framework 2007 -2013 (NSRF/ΕΣΠΑ, Code 73, 8206/02-06-2010).


C. A. L. M.  (Community Action in Learning Music)

Program Founder and Coordinator

C. A. L. M. (Community Action in Learning Music) is an ongoing and sustainable interdisciplinary project in the fields of Music Education/Psychology, Health Economics, and European Human Rights Law that aims to a reconfiguration of music creativity, as the music department and socially, economically, culturally, and politically “excluded” Greek and Cypriot public schools are transformed into creative spaces for collective engagement. The full title of the research project is "Learning Communities and Music Education: Music Creativity as Social Action." The program is funded by the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

(in Greek/ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ)


"Academic and Scientific Excellence in Greek Universities" by the Greek Ministry of Education (December 17, 2012).

"Research and Innovation Excellence Award,"   The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (October 2011). [ see recipient list and video at 1h 49’ 43”)

"The Outstanding Dissertation Award" (1996). Council for Research in Music Education (CRME), University of Illinois, and The National Association for Music Education (NAfME).


Academic Coordinator of Faculty and Doctoral Student Exchange Program in Music Education between:

The School of Music, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA (Dr. Patrick Freer) and

The Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


Academic Coordinator of LLP-Erasmus+ programs with the Music Departments of the following universities:

1) University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland,

2) Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway,

3) Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
4) Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
5) University of  Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany).


Center for the Study of Education and
the Musical Experience (CSEME),
Northwestern University,

Evanston, IL, USA.

Research Fellow.



Selected Invited Lectures


Universiteit van Amsterdam,
Musicology Department (Muziekwetenschap),


Lezingmiddag (April 11, 2012).


Universiteit van Amsterdam,
Musicology Department (Muziekwetenschap),


After All, We Are Not Metronomes: ‘Inconsistencies’ in the Experience of Musical Time.

Colloquium Lecture (September 16, 2010).


Βing Overseas Seminars (2007-2008),
Stanford University.

An Introduction to Music-psycological Research on Tempo Perception.

Lecture in the framework of the Bing Overseas Seminar in Greece (Director, Prof. Chris Chafe (September 13, 2008).


Universiteit van Amsterdam,

Musicology Department (Muziekwetenschap),


Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

On the State of Things and Possible Future Scenarios for Musicology in the Netherlands [Over de Stand van Zaken en Mogelijke Toekomstscenario’s voor de Muziekwettenschappen in Nederland].

Colloquium Lecture
in collaboration with Dr. Sander van Maas (June 10, 2004).


Universiteit van Amsterdam,
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation,
Music Cognition Group,
Plantage Muidergracht 24,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Stability of Tempo Perception (May 20, 2004).


Universität Bremen,
Musikwissenschaft (Fachbereich 9),
Bremen, Germany.

Adolescents' Music Preferences: An Ecological Approach of Empirical Research in Music Psychology and Music Education (November 20, 2002)

Was einen guten Musiklehrer ausmacht, aus der Perspektive der Schulrealität in Griechenland  [The Qualities of a 'Good Music Teacher' from the Perspective of the Greek School Reality] (November 20, 2002).

Lectures in the framework of the collaboration with Prof. Günter Kleinen (Universität Bremen) on the research project Der gute Musiklehrer im Ländervergleich [The Good Music Teacher in Comparison Between Countries] (November 20 & 22, 2002).

University of Helsinki,

Department of Musicology,

Helsinki, Finland.

It's About Time: Tempo Perception In Repeated Music Listening (April 8, 2000).


Cardiff University of Wales,

Department of Music,

Cardiff,  UK.

Tempo as a Measure of Time Experience in Music (John Bird Lecture, March 9, 1999).






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