Happy birthday to Finnish music education!
The year 2017 not only marks the centenary of Finland’s independence but is also an anniversary year for Finnish music education.
The new printed FMQ is here!
The new beautiful printed edition of the FMQ is out, and on its way to the subscribers!
Blowing and popping bubbles
The Time of Music 2017 festival in Viitasaari took a broad-based look at the theme of Art & Autonomy. There was also discussion about social bubbles...
Jovanka Trbojević in memoriam
Composer Lotta Wennäkoski reminisces about her friend, the composer Jovanka Trbojević, who passed away in May.
Music education from Finland: Experiences, exploration and excitement
"Rather than focusing exclusively on musical skills, Finnish music education aims to consider students holistically as human beings, from their very first steps. (-) Music education...
Finland is finally pop
Finland has become, among other things, a land of pop. Technology is the major contributor to this development: music is more readily available than ever and...
Free the Kalevala from Finnishness!
"The Kalevala myth was a genuine source of inspiration for the fledgling Finnish nation in search of an identity. But has it been such a thing...
Representing ethnicity in music
Is it OK for a Finn of the majority population to put on a fake Sámi costume bought in a joke shop and perform a Sámi...
The FMQ enters a new era
As of January 2017, the FMQ will be posting new items – articles, interviews, columns and reviews – on its website every week.