Marju Raju is a music psychology researcher and lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT). She has studied the spontaneous musical development of young children, children's song creation and favourite songs. Marju is currently involved in several research groups. With Dr. Brigitta Davidjants she is researching the relationship between music, society and mental well-being. In the creative research project with pianist-improviser Jaak Sikk she is analysing the role of imagination in free improvisation, and together with Prof. Allan Vurma she is organising perception studies aimed at improving the text comprehension of opera singers. In mid-March, together with EAMT psychologist Elina Kivinukk, Marju organised a university sleep week to draw the attention of music students and lecturers to the prevention of mental health problems through sufficient and quality sleep.
Music psychology researcher and lecturer at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre