Keskinen is currently working at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.

Her academic interests include the effects of societal changes and expanding professionalism in music teaching professions, higher education and educational leadership, popular music education, and voice pedagogy.

She has presented her research in various music education and singing voice related conferences in Europe and the United States.

Katri A. Keskinen
Photo: Frida Lönnroos

Presentations, Lectures and Workshops

Keskinen, K.A. (forthcoming). Navigating Change and Expanding Professionalism in Nordic Popular Music Voice Teacher Education. Conference presentation at the Nordic Network for Music Education (NNRME) Conference, Bodø, Norway, March 19-21, 2024.

Keskinen, K.A. (2023). Laajeneva ammatillisuus rytmimusiikin laulupedagogiikan näkökulmasta tarkasteltuna. Lecture as part of the ‘Current issues in music education’ course (Musiikkikasvatuksen ajankohtaiset kysymykset). Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, September 26, 2023.

Keskinen, K.A. (2023). Expanding Professionalism: Popular Music Voice Teachers’ Perspectives. Conference presentation at the Association for Popular Music Education (APME) Conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 31–June 3, 2023.

Keskinen, K.A. (2023). Laulunopettajan ammattitaidon laajentuminen rytmimusiikin kontekstissa. Conference presentation at the Finnish Association of Teachers of Singing 40-year jubilee conference, Helsinki, Finland, February 11, 2023.

Keskinen, K.A. (2022). Examining Voice Teacher Professionalism: A Case Study on Popular Music Voice Teacher Education in Sweden. Conference presentation at the 14th Pan-European Voice Conference (PEVoC), Tallinn, Estonia, August 24–27, 2022.

Keskinen, K.A. (2022). Expanding Professionalism: Training CCM Voice Teachers in Finland. Conference presentation at the International Congress for Voice Teachers (ICVT), Vienna, Austria, August 3–6, 2022.

Keskinen, K.A. (2022). Mapping the Key Aspects of Professionalism in Popular Music Voice Teaching: A Systematic Review. Conference presentation at the 35th ISME World Conference, Brisbane, Australia, online, July 17–22, 2022.

Keskinen, K.A. (2019). Exploring the Voice and Circlesinging. Workshop at Music, Sound and Wellbeing Symposium, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, August 29–31, 2019.

Keskinen, K.A., Keskinen, O.E., Sundberg, J., Stark, J. & Branderud, P. (2019). Comparing Manufacturers’ and Measured Response Curves for Studio Microphones. Conference Presentation at the Voice Foundation’s 48th Annual Symposium. Philadelphia, PA, May 29–June 1, 2019.

Publications and Thesis

Keskinen, K.A., Juntunen, M-L., & Nerland, M. (2024). Expanding Professionalism in Popular Music Voice Teaching: A Framework Synthesis. Research Studies in Music Education. [Online first]

Keskinen, K.A. & Juntunen, M-L. (in press). Perspectives on Popular Music Voice Teaching: A Systematic Mapping Review of Recent Literature. Journal of Popular Music Education.

Keskinen, K.A. & Juntunen (2024). Supplemental material for manuscript “Perspectives on Popular Music Voice Teaching: A Systematic Mapping Review of Recent Literature”. Data set, Zenodo.

Keskinen, K.A. (forthcoming). Tutkimusmatkalla rytmimusiikin laulupedagogin ammatillisuuteen. Laulupedagogi 2021–2022.

Backer Johnsen, H., Capponi-Savolainen, A., Choi, S., Fornhammar, L., Jääskeläinen, T., Kallio, A.A., Kamensky, H., Keskinen K.A., Kivijärvi, S., Koivisto, T-A., Lamminmäki, N., Lehtinen-Schnabel, J., Mesiä, S., Miettinen, L., Siljamäki, E., Snellman, A., Thomson, K., Timonen, V., Treacy, D.S., Tuovinen, T., Vallenius, L. (2020). Collaboratively Navigating Liminality in Music Education Doctoral Studies. In T. Laes & L. Hautsalo (Eds.) Remarks on a Visionary’s Journey. An Anthology Celebrating Heidi Westerlund. Sibelius Academy Publications 18.

Keskinen, K.A. (2016). Tarkastelussa: Somatic Voicework™ LoVetri Method. Laulupedagogi 2015–2016, 24–26.

Keskinen, K.A. (2016). PEVoC ensikertalaisen silmin. Laulupedagogi 2015–2016, 7–8.

Keskinen, A.K. (2013). Vocal Pedagogy and Contemporary Commercial Music: Reflections on Higher Education Non-classical Vocal Pedagogy in the United States and Finland. Master’s thesis, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.