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.

Research Areas

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Events

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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 - the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (London)
  • Invited guest lecture and masterclass: When is a Drummer Not A Drummer? Live electronic drum kit performance - Newcastle University
  • 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

 

Date


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Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2020, August)
Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers. Paper presented at International Society for Music Education World Conference, Helsinki
Secondary music courses in Scotland currently do not provide applicants with the necessary knowledge, understanding or skillsets to be able to engage with music study at HE. B...

Trying Something New: Student and teacher responses to the pilot of an alternative secondary music curriculum for Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2020, July)
Trying Something New: Student and teacher responses to the pilot of an alternative secondary music curriculum for Scotland. Paper presented at Association for Popular Music Education World Conference, Edinburgh
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2020, July). Trying Something New: Student and teacher responses to the pilot of an alternative secondary music curriculum for Scotland. Paper present...

Gamified Formative Assessment – Developing Assessment Confidence through Research

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B. (2020, July)
Gamified Formative Assessment – Developing Assessment Confidence through Research. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Education, Edinburgh Napier University
Formative assessments can play a powerful role in supporting the student learning process (Black &William, 2009; Andrade & Cizek 2010) and they can be an effective tool for su...

A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education

Book Chapter
Bryden, S., & Moir, Z. (in press)
A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education. In The Routledge Companion to Aural Training. New York: Taylor & Francis (Routledge
Bryden, S., & Moir, Z. (in press). A Good Pair of Ears: Conceiving of and developing aural skills in popular music education. In The Routledge Companion to Aural Training. New...

Studying Hybrid and Drum Kit Technologies

Book Chapter
Stillie, B. (in press)
Studying Hybrid and Drum Kit Technologies. In The Cambridge Companion to Drum Kit. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Drum kit related technologies, such as such as sample pads, triggers or percussion controllers, have now become commonplace in the hybrid drum kit setups used by many drummers...

Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers

Journal Article
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (in press)
Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers. Journal of Popular Music Education,
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (in press). Piloting ‘Creative Musicianship’ in Scotland: An analysis of the experiences of students and teachers. Journal of Popular Music Education.

Developing an HE Aligned Music Curriculum

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2019, June)
Developing an HE Aligned Music Curriculum. Presented at Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference 2019
Abstract not available.

International Online Collaborative Music Making

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., Stillie, B., & Krikun, A. (2019, June)
International Online Collaborative Music Making. Paper presented at Association for Popular Music Education Annual Conference 2019
Abstract not available.

Student Perceptions of Learning Drum Kit Technologies

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B. (2019, June)
Student Perceptions of Learning Drum Kit Technologies. Paper presented at The Association of Popular Music Education World Conference, New York, US
Drum kit technologies such as sample pads, triggers and percussion controllers are now a common addition to the acoustic drum kit setups used by many drummers. However, tradit...

When Is A Drummer Not A Drummer? Developing Coordination , Musicianship And Creativity Through Electronic Drum Performance

Book Chapter
Stillie, B. (2019)
When Is A Drummer Not A Drummer? Developing Coordination , Musicianship And Creativity Through Electronic Drum Performance. In Z. Moir, B. Powell, & G. Dylan Smith (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education Perspectives and Practices, 189-201. Bloomsbury Publishing
Many drummers now embrace technology to enhance and extend their setup, and what they can offer their band. Thus, it is important that drum kit education addresses this phenom...

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