Associate Professor

Oded Ben-Horin

Associate Professor Oded Ben-Horin is the coordinator of the Global Science Opera initiative, and a co-developer of that concept. He was Project Coordinator of the EU Comenius Multilateral project “Implementing Creative Strategies into Science Teaching” (CREAT-IT), 2013-15. He is, along with Professor Magne Espeland, the idea developer of the Write a Science Opera (WASO) educational methodology which is active in 12 countries, and which was the foundation for the Danish Opera in the Middle’s WAS’OP, which was awarded the Danish Education and Culture Ministries’ “Springfrø” prize for Creativity in Schools, in 2016. Oded has coordinated and instructed several European projects in the field of creative education in Norway, Belgium and Ireland within the EU’s Grundtvig and Lifelong Learning programs. He was the Dissemination & Exploitation Manager of the “Write a Science Opera (WASO) Portugal” project, funded through the European Economic Area (EEA Grants)/Norwegian Arts Council. Oded is in charge of Norwegian implementation of the European Commission’s Horizons 2020 project “Developing an Engaging Science Classroom”, and is the WP leader for “Global Science Opera” in the Norwegian Research Council project “Integrating Science of Physics, Oceans and Education”. Oded leads the Pedagogical Framework Work Package of the Erasmus+ project SPACE. He has provided lectures on the topic of creative art and science educational approaches at the Royal Institution (London), the Greek Physical Society (Athens), and Scientix (Brussels), among others. Oded is a PhD candidate of Music Pedagogy at the University of Bergen. As an artist (librettist, jazz vocalist, composer), Oded has collaborated with leading international science institutions to produce music and contribute to creative public outreach (e.g. The Census Of Marine Life; the Norwegian Sea Travel Museum; Lunar Mission One; The GMO Guidelines Conference; the New York Art & Science Salon/Opera America; European Planetary Science Congress). “Rosetta’s Stone”, his first science opera for the professional stage (concept developer and co-librettist) had its premiere at the Lesher Center for the Performing Arts in Walnut Creek, USA, in August, 2016.