Negotiating musicianship. The constitution of student subjectivities in and through discursive practices of musicianship in “Musikklinja”

Project leader:
Live Weider Ellefsen

Project period:
2008 – 2014

Research centre:


Music education

Fellowship project
Ph.D. in Music Education

How does "Musikklinja", as a music educational institution of discourse, enable, enact and manage thoughts, actions, objects and subjects of musicianship.

The study has been conducted as an in-depth investigation of a Norwegian “Musikklinje”; a three-year upper secondary educational programme in music. Combining an ethnographic design of participant observation and interviews with an analytical framework based on Foucauldian discourse theory and performativity theory as elaborated by Judith Butler, the study has aimed at understanding how student subjectivities are constituted in and through discursive practices of musicianship in Musikklinja.

Funding: Høgskolen i Telemark (now Høgskolen i Innlandet)

Ph. D dissertation

The dissertation Negotiating musicianship is available in NMH-Brage.

Last updated: 24. May 2017