NC Turkey


Sezen Özeke

Uludağ University, Faculty of Education, Music Education Department

Sezen Özeke is an associate professor at Music Education Department at Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey, teaching methodologies of music education. She received her Master of Music (MM) degree (1997) and Doctoral of Musical Arts (DMA) degree (2003) in music education at Arizona State University, USA. She worked as an Editorial Assistant (2000-2002) for the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, a scholarly refereed journal published twice a year. Her research interests include learning theories in music education, Orff and Kodaly pedagogy, music teacher training, multicultural music education, and comparative and cultural studies. She was involved in various EU projects; FACE-IT (Focus on Awareness of Culture and Education for International Teachers) (2007-2009), ETSize (European Teacher Synthysize) (2010-2011), and VoiceS (The Voice of the European TeacherS) (2012-2015), and has worked as an academic adviser for the national curriculum development project working towards the development of high school music curriculum (grades 9-12) in Turkey. She was invited as a guest lecturer at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois in 2008 and in 2010 working with music and non-music majors as well as master’s students in music education and she resided in Norway for 3 months at Grieg Academy of University of Bergen as a guest researcher in 2012. She served as Head of the Music Education Department (2014-2016) and an Assistant International Coordinator (2009-2015) at Uludağ University. She has presented papers and workshops at numerous conferences and taught Turkish children’s music at various teacher training institutions in Europe and in the USA.