Professor Liane Hentschke
Professor Liane Hentschke is a full professor at the Arts Institute and Vice-Rector of International Affairs at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and for one year she was a Director of the Council for International Affairs Office of the Federal Universities in Brazil. She received her PhD in Music Education from the University of London, England, and carried out a post-doctoral studies at the same university. Professor Hentschke was President of the International Society for Music Education and is currently Vice-President of the International Music Council advisory institution for music at UNESCO. During 2009-2010 she was a member of a UNESCO Committee to develop the Ten Millennium Goals for Arts Education in the World, to be distributed to all UNESCO member states.
Currently she is a Member of the steering committee of the International Network of Research in Arts Education. At UFRGS she is a CNPq Researcher Level 1 (Brazilian National Agency for Research and Development), and Chair of the research group FAPROM (Education and Professional Practice of Musicians and Music Teachers) of the Graduate Program in Music – UFRGS. The group works with research on motivation to learn and teach music and on digital technology applied to music education. Between 1995 and 2000 she was a member of the Advisory Board of Higher Education, at the Ministry of Education. Professor Hentschke is a MA and PhD supervisor and carried out lectures, conferences and published refereed articles, chapters of books in several countries, among them Austria, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, China, England, Germany, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Spain, USA, and Thailand. She is author and co-author of 12 books published in Brazil about musical education. On the Editorial level she was co-editor of the International Journal of Music Education and is member of editorial boards of three international journals: British Journal of Music Education (England); Eufonia (Spain); Research Studies in Music Education (England).
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