Krista de Wit Dr

​Dr. Krista de Wit (née Pyykönen) received her doctorate in November 2020 from the University of Music & Performing Arts in Vienna (AT). She works as a member of the research group Music in Context of Research Centre Art & Society and as a teacher at Prince Claus Conservatoire at Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen (NL).

Krista´s PhD-research focuses on the meaning of participatory person-centered music practices for healthcare professionals working in elderly care settings. Central questions for the research are, what live music practices mean for the well-being and learning of care professionals both in elderly care homes and in hospitals, and how they can contribute to the work of the care professionals, hence to the quality of care.

Previously, Krista has worked as a teacher in the European master programme “New Audiences and Innovative Practice” at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (2013-2015), and as a music educator, community music pedagogue and performing musician in Sweden and Finland. Krista´s previous master research into creating participatory music practices for elderly people with dementia in Stockholm was awarded with the Kerstin Eliasson-prize of Excellence in Research in 2013.

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