Bryden Stillie

Bryden Stillie

MR Bryden Stillie SFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Biography

Bryden Stillie is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Academic Lead for Student Experience in the School of Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Bryden graduated from the prestigious BA Applied Music programme at The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 1999, and has subsequently completed two PGCert qualifications in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2008), and Blended and Online Education (2017). He has worked as an external advisor and as an external examiner for a range of further, and higher, education providers and institutions in the UK, and worked with the Scottish Qualifications Authority as the Higher Education Specialist on the Qualification Design Team for the Advanced Higher Music Technology qualification. His teaching specialisms are in drum kit performance, music technology, music education, and musicianship skills. His research fields include: developing new pedagogic approaches to teaching electronic and hybrid drum kit performance; exploring music student transitions from school, college and industry into Higher Education; and using learning technologies to enhance the student learning experience.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • External HE Subject Specialist for the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) HNC/HND Sound Production
  • HE Subject Specialist for the SQA Qualifications Design Team (QDT) for Advanced Higher Music Technology.
  • Scottish Music Qualifications - Special Interest Group

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Adviser for the University of Bolton’s FdA in Performing Arts in Bradford.
  • External Advisor to the University of Newcastle INTO Partnership and Grad Diploma
  • External Advisor to the University of Wolverhampton during the setup of BA and FdA degrees (delivered in partnership with the Academy of Music and Sound) in Edinburgh and Glasgow

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Invited Speaker

  • Moir, Z. & Stillie, B. (2019) Haphazard Pathways: Routes to Higher Popular Music Education and Impact on Curricula Design. Presented to City of Edinburgh Council Instrumental Music Service. 7th January 2019
  • Stillie, B & Moir, Z. (2019) The development of new Scottish music qualifications. Presented to City of Edinburgh Council Instrumental Music Service. 8th January 2019.
  • Invited guest lecture and masterclass: When is a Drummer Not A Drummer? Live electronic drum kit performance - Newcastle University
  • Invited guest lecture and masterclass: When is a Drummer Not A Drummer? Live electronic drum kit performance - the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (London)
  • Stillie, B. (2015) Flipped Classroom and how to integrate ‘flips’ into your teaching. Presented to City of Edinburgh Council Instrumental Music Service. 10th January 2015
  • Stillie, B. (2014) Using Music Software to Support Instrumental Instruction. Presented to City of Edinburgh Council Instrumental Music Service. 7th January 2014

 

Seminar/talk

  • Stillie, B. (2016) When is the Drummer Not a Drummer? Presented at the Drum Kit Research Seminar, Glasgow University. 13th May 2016