Indigenous Music and Comparative History of Education

[UPDATE, April 5, 2020: This conference is cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.]

I recently learned that two panels which include my work have been accepted for presentation at the 34th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, in Helsinki, Finland (August, 2020).

I eagerly look forward to collaborating with some excellent colleagues on these presentations ...

  • Indigeneity in the 21st Century Classroom: Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Scandinavia and North America (Presenters: David Johnson, Ylva Hofvander Trulsson, Patrick Schmidt, and David Hebert) 

  • Seeing Through a Wider Lens: Considering Revisionist History in Music Education (Presenters: Craig Resta, Marie McCarthy, Lia Laor, Benon Kigozi, and David Hebert). 

Link for further information: https://www.isme2020.fi/


Music Sustainability Education

Through the Nordic Network for Music Education, we have agreed on a new project for documentary videos and educational website production. This will lead toward development of an international joint Master program in Music Sustainability Education. Click above or HERE to see a sample video with further information. 

We are hopeful that support and funding can be obtained from various sources to ensure high quality outcomes for this innovative project. 

Here is a link to the Nordic Network for Music Education:

Here is a link to the new book from the Nordic Network for Music Education:

Click HERE and HERE for examples of supporting research.


Networked Performance in Intercultural Music Creation

I look forward to a unique conference presentation in June 2020, in partnership with some innovative musicians who are also prolific artistic researchers: guitarist Stefan Östersjö, Vietnamese dan tranh master Than Thuy Nguyen, and composer Henrik Frisk

Our presentation will be part of Music in the Age of Streaming: Nordic Perspectives, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-Norden) conference, Pitea, Sweden (June 15-17, 2020).

Below are a few key points concerning our upcoming presentation, entitled Networked Performance in Intercultural Music Creation:
  • Streaming technology is increasingly popular as a way of consuming music recordings, but it can also be used to facilitate live collaboration among performers who are geographically distant. 
  • This panel demonstrates how networked performance may contribute to the sustaining of cultural heritage among migrant/minority communities as well as to the development of innovative intercultural artistic practices. 
  • The panel discussion of networked performance builds on preliminary findings from Musical Transformations, an ongoing research project at the intersection between ethnomusicology and artistic research in music. 
  • The panel discusses findings from Musical Transformations which may contribute new insights into creative processes in intercultural contexts, and promises to have important implications for educational and cultural institutions.