Nordic Network for Music Education 2018 Master Course

The Nordic Network for Music Education will soon offer its 2018 intensive Master course, with a conference near Helsinki, Finland: Pushing Borders: Beyond Traditional Venues of Music Education. This year the program includes participants from six Northern European countries.

Link to information about the conference site, a villa near the Jean Sibelius estate called Kallio-Kuninkala: http://www.kuninkala.fi/

Link to information about the Nordic Network for Music Education: https://www.hvl.no/en/collaboration/nordic-countries/nordic-network-for-music-education/

Link to book developed through the Nordic Network for Music Education: https://www.routledge.com/Advancing-Music-Education-in-Northern-Europe/Hebert-Hauge/p/book/9781138486263

Hebert-Goto Duo 2018

Below are some videos of brief songs performed by the Hebert-Goto Duo when we were preparing recitals as part of the Kairos Research Group at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen. 

Although filmed in late 2017, the production on these videos was just completed in October 2018.

Earlier, there were some professional singing activities in Norway and Germany.


Rachmaninov song:

Verdi song:

Grieg song:

Toreador song: 

**Click HERE to hear our rendition of Bizet’s renowned “Toreador Song” from the opera Carmen.

Sarastro's aria from Mozart's Magic Flute:

Aria from Mozart's Don Giovanni:

Brahms, O Tod from Serious Songs:

Barber, Rain Has Fallen:

Grimen's Aria from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin:
Also, below is an amateur video of our original composition ‘Facing Global Challenges’ which was performed at the opening of the 2018 Bergen Summer Research School.

Further information on ‘Facing Global Challenges’:


Sustainable Development and Cultural Policy

The Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) will offer its annual intensive PhD courses to students from around the world in June 17-27, 2019, and once again there will be a course on Cultural Policy. I look forward to planning and teaching the course.  

The theme of the 2019 program concerns the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have important implications for policies concerning cultural heritage. Policies in this area impact an array of traditional practices, including music and performing arts, visual arts, language arts, customs and rituals.

More information concerning the 2019 Cultural Policy course will be posted here soon.

Below is part of the BSRS 2019 announcement:

How would you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future? . . . . . There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. Next summer, we select 100 PhD candidates to discuss and explore science advice with some of the best international practitioners. 

Applications are welcome starting December 1, 2018.

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future. The research school is tied together by common sessions on cross-disciplinary issues, plenary discussions. writing and presentation skills.

Link for further information on BSRS:

Links to articles on previous BSRS (2018):
Link to previous BSRS (2018) Cultural Policy course website:

Link to PhD student projects from previous BSRS course (2018):

Link for more information about the SDGs:

*UPDATE (May 27, 2019): 
The outstanding PhD students selected to join this course in Summer 2019 are from Canada, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil, Kosovo, Syria and Germany.

Below is an encouraging sign, a photo I took the last time I was flying in China. It shows that even corporations, in places like China, are seeing it as advantageous for their public relations to pledge support for the SDGs . . . .

Book Launch and Concert in Italy

We will soon be traveling to Fermo, Italy for a book launch and concert (related to the book Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age) as well as some Soundpainting free improvisation/composition with Jostein Stalheim, Mikolaj Rykowksi, Aleksandra Rykowska, Paolo Rosato, Fabrizio Viti, and others. Hopefully this will lead to long-term collaborations between the music programs in Fermo, Italy and Bergen, Norway. 

Link for review of book:

Link for sample of book:

Link to book listing on Amazon: