Today I am at the enormous Womex event in
I sing the lowest bass parts with the choir. Here is a link to their website:
-Tapani Heikinheimo (completion on 15 November 2009,
-Arnold Chiwalala (completion on 9 November 2009,
Tapani Heikinheimo is the student with whom I have worked the most since coming to
Arnold Chiwalala is a unique musician who has written an autobiographical and reflective thesis on his own artistic development as a renowned Tanzanian-Finnish songwriter, musician, and intercultural performing artist. His study offers new insights into issues in intercultural artistic development. Chiwalala’s other examiner is Finnish folk music expert Hannu Saha, and committee members include Heikki Laitinen and Alfonso Padilla.
It has been a great pleasure to work with such outstanding musicians and scholars, and I am certain both Tapani and Arnold will continue to make a difference in the field of music.
For nearly a decade (since mid-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. Professor Hebert is now a tenured full Professor with Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, where he leads the Grieg Academy Music Education (GAME) research group.
Dr. 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 12, and professional activities in an average of 10 countries per year across the past 7 years (2009-2015).
Recent Books: * Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools (2012, Springer) * Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education (2012, Ashgate) * Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology (2014, Lexington). * International Perspectives on Translation, Education, and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies (Ed., David G. Hebert, 2017, in press, Springer), *Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age (Ed., David G. Hebert & Mikolaj Rykowski, 2017, forthcoming, 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, in review).
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.