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Jan Sverre Knudsen

Jan Sverre Knudsen


My work and publications are related to various subdisciplines of current musicology: music therapy, ethnomusicology, music education and the sociology of music. Underlying my profesional work is an interest in understanding the many ways in which a musical practice is made meaningfull and powerful - as an emblem of national identity, as a tool for building group solidarity, or as spontaneous improvised communication between children.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Other subjects within music   Music education

Subject areas

Ethnomusicology   Music Therrapy   Popular Music Studies


Chile   Gambia   India   Norway   Palestine   Zimbabwe

Research projects

Scientific publications

Knudsen, Jan Sverre ; Onsrud, Silje Valde (2023). Ideology, selective tradition, and naturalization in the music teacher education curriculum. 22 p. Nordic Research in Music Education. Vol. 4.

Knudsen, Jan Sverre ; Ågedal, Lise Lotte (2023). Spontansangen i barnas verden. Balsnes, Anne Haugland; Hagen, Liv Anna; Haukenes, Siri (Ed.). Sangglede og stemmebruk i barnehagen. Gyldendal Akademisk.

Knudsen, Jan Sverre (2023). En musikksjanger bygger sted - Stedsidentitet og musikkopplevelse på Notodden Blues Festival. Studia Musicologica Norvegica. Vol. 49.

Christophersen, Catharina Renate; Plaza, José Luis Aróstegui; Holdhus, Kari Mette; Kenny, Ailbhe; Knudsen, Jan Sverre ; Lindgren, Monica; Väkevä, Lauri; Viig, Tine Grieg (2023). Music Teacher Education for the Future: Reflections on Change. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education (ACT). Vol. 22.

Knudsen, Jan Sverre (2021). Arts for Children, Cultural Diversity and the Production of Difference. 16 p. Nordic Journal of Art and Research (A & R). Vol. 10.

Knudsen, Jan Sverre (2021). To “Move, Surprise, and Thrill”: Thirty Years of Promoting Cultural Diversity in Norwegian School Concerts. Kallio, Alexis Anja; Westerlund, Heidi; Karlsen, Sidsel; Marsh, Kathryn; Sæther, Eva (Ed.). The politics of diversity in music education. p. 87-101. Springer.

Knudsen, Jan Sverre ; Aglen, Gry Sagmo ; Danbolt, Ingrid Anette ; Engesnes, Nina (2018). Musical pathfinders of the kindergarten. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.

Knudsen, Jan Sverre (2018). Songkanon i skola och förskola. Trulsson, Ylva Hofvander; Westvall, Maria (Ed.). p. 121-136. Studentlitteratur AB.

Kirkegaard, Annemette; Järviluoma-Mäkelä, Helmi; Knudsen, Jan Sverre ; Otterbeck, Jonas (2017). Researching Music Censorship. ISBN: 978-1-4438-8617-8. 345 p. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Knudsen, Jan Sverre (2017). Music in the Aftermath of the 2011 Utøya Massacre. Holt, Fabian; Kärje, Antti-Ville (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries. p. 257-276. Oxford University Press.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete