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For a decade (since 2007), this website has offered musings on contemporary society and its music by David G. Hebert, PhD. He is a sociomusicologist specializing in global music education who has held academic positions with universities on five continents. Dr. Hebert is now a tenured full Professor with Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen. There he leads the Grieg Academy Music Education (GAME) research group and manages the multinational government-funded Nordic Network for Music Education, which organizes annual intensive Master courses and exchange of teachers and students across eight countries.
Professor Hebert's research applies an international-comparative perspective to issues of pluralism, identity, and cultural relevance in music education, as well as processes by which new music traditions emerge and change - both sonically and socially - as they are adopted into institutions. Born in the 1970s, he is among the most widely-published and globally-active music scholars of his generation, with an h-index of 13 (500+ citations), and professional activities in an average of 8 countries per year across the past decade (2008-2017).
Recent Books: * Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools (2012, Springer), *Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology(2014, Lexington) * Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education (2016, Routledge) * International Perspectives on Translation, Education, and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies (2018, Springer), *Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age (2018, Cambridge Scholars), *A Global View of Music Education (co-authored with Jiaxing Xie, Shanghai Education Press, forthcoming), *Advancing Music Education in Northern Europe (co-edited with Torunn Bakken Hauge, forthcoming, 2018, Taylor & Francis).
Articles in 30+ different professional journals and chapters in 10 other books.
Full List of Publications: http://sociomusicology-icom.blogspot.no/
Keynote Speaker - In 2015, Professor Hebert had keynote speeches in Poland, Uzbekistan, and China, and in 2014 he had keynote speeches in Poland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, and China, and chaired two sessions at ISA-Japan. In 2013, he had keynote speeches for music research conferences in Norway, Uzbekistan, and Tanzania.
Reviews of My Books: http://sociomusicology.blogspot.no/2015/12/book-review-update-2015.html