Bryden Stillie
Bryden Stillie

Mr Bryden Stillie PFHEA

Associate Professor

Biography

Bryden Stillie is an Associate Professor in Music and Head of Learning and Teaching 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

News

Events

Esteem

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

 

Date


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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.

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). London: 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...

Haphazard pathways: Students’ perceptions of their routes to music study in higher education in the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2018)
Haphazard pathways: Students’ perceptions of their routes to music study in higher education in the United Kingdom. Journal of Popular Music Education, 2(3), 199-216. doi:10.1386/jpme.2.3.199_1
This article reports on a qualitative study, which explored perceptions of fourteen first-year undergraduate music students in the United Kingdom regarding their secondary sch...

Rip It Up: A blueprint for collaborative partnership

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B. (2018, October)
Rip It Up: A blueprint for collaborative partnership. Paper presented at School of Arts and Creative Industries 20x20
Rip It Up: The story of Scottish Pop Music is a feature exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland. This presentation charts the involvement of students from the School of ...

Developing a Notation Standard for Hybrid Drum Kit and Percussion Controllers

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B. (2018, October)
Developing a Notation Standard for Hybrid Drum Kit and Percussion Controllers. Poster presented at School of Arts and Creative Industries Research Conference
Since the late 1970s drummers have had the option to integrate drum kit technologies into their performance setup. Although we have had these technologies for over 40 years, t...

Pathways Towards Popular Music Education in the UK

Presentation / Conference
Moir, Z., & Stillie, B. (2018, February)
Pathways Towards Popular Music Education in the UK. Paper presented at Teaching Fellows Conference
No abstract available.

When is a Drummer not a Drummer? An innovative pedagogic approach to developing coordination, musicianship and creativity through electronic drum performance

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B. (2017, June)
When is a Drummer not a Drummer? An innovative pedagogic approach to developing coordination, musicianship and creativity through electronic drum performance. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Education Conference
When is a Drummer not a Drummer? An innovative pedagogic approach to developing coordination, musicianship and creativity through electronic drum performance. The use of elec...

Flipped Learning: Engaging Music Technology Students Outside the Classroom.

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B. (2017, June)
Flipped Learning: Engaging Music Technology Students Outside the Classroom. Paper presented at Association of Popular Music Education Conference
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are an essential part of the learning infrastructure in university but are still commonly used as mere ‘file stores’ that give students on...

Routes to Higher Popular Music Education: Curricular Alignment, Autodidacticism, and Access.

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B., & Moir, Z. (2017, February)
Routes to Higher Popular Music Education: Curricular Alignment, Autodidacticism, and Access. Paper presented at Music Research Seminar Series
The presence of popular music has, in recent decades, ‘grown in schools, colleges and universities’. While the authors are encouraged by the increase in popular music in form...

Engaging Students Outside the Classroom

Presentation / Conference
Stillie, B. (2017, February)
Engaging Students Outside the Classroom. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Innovations in Teaching and Supporting Learning Teaching Fellows Conference
Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are an essential part of the learning infrastructure in university but are still commonly used as mere ‘file stores’ where lecture slides ...

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