Bendik Fredriksen is an associate professor at Oslo Metropolitan University where he teaches music at the department of primary and secondary teacher education. Fredriksen has a master’s degree in musicology (University of Oslo) and has attended a one-year undergraduate teacher training program at the Norwegian Academy of Music.
From 2008 until 2014, Fredriksen was a teacher in a combined primary and lower secondary school in Oslo, teaching music, Norwegian and social studies. In 2018 he defended his PhD in music education about why music teacher quit teaching music (Norwegian Academy of Music). His research interests include music teacher turnover, music teacher education and the philosophy of music.
From 2019-2022 Fredriksen took part in the research project Music Teacher Education for the Future, aiming to challenge the status quo of music teacher education in Norway, and develop innovative and collaborative practices.