|Past Policy Commissioners (2008-2010)|
All information provided in this page was accurate during the time of service 2008-2010. Please note that commissioners' biographical notes will have changed since.
J. Scott Goble
J. Scott Goble (PhD, Michigan) is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He began his music education career teaching in public school districts near Seattle, Washington, later serving on the music faculties of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, Boston University, and San Francisco State University. As specialist in vocal and choral music, he has conducted choirs and orchestras in professional, community, and educational contexts throughout North America. His research focuses on topics in history and philosophy of music education, music cognition and semiotics, and music and social issues.
Lai Chi Rita Yip
Lai Chi Rita Yip (BA, LRSM, PGDE, MA, PhD) is Assistant Professor of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts and the Course Leader of the Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Secondary) Full-time Programme of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She has also served on the Curriculum Development Council and the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority to help with formulating the Music Curriculum Guide (Primary 1 – Secondary 3) & the Music Curriculum and Assessment Guide (Secondary 4 - 6) in addition to the setting of Standards-Based Reporting and School-Based Music Assessment of the new senior secondary music. Besides being editors of books, guest editor and reviewer of journal papers, she has numerous papers presented in international music education conferences and published locally or overseas. Her research interests are in music curriculum and policies, music technology & creativity, musicianship development, assessment in music education, cross-curricular arts education, and, ethno-musicology.
Neryl Jeanneret is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Music in the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne. She has lectured to pre-service teachers in Australia, Canada and the United States and her publications include national and international journal articles as well as books and teacher support materials for the Australian Music Centre, Musica Viva, Opera Australia, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the NSW Board of Studies and the NSW Department of School Education. She was the National President of the Australian Society for Music Education (2003-05), and has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Music Education since 1996. Her current research includes the role of arts organisations and community artists in education and the development of educational software for the music classroom.
Schalk Fredericks obtained a B.Mus and Performer's Diploma at the University of Cape Town in 1974 and plays the violin and piano. He has Masters degrees in Education and Public and Development Management. He lectured at the Rand College of Education from 1976 to 1989 for Junior and Senior Primary teacher training and appointed as music subject advisor in 1990. He is a music examiner for the Gauteng Department of Education and served as external examiner at the Johannesburg College of Education for a number of years. He is presently a member of the Academic Support Services Unit at the North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Tadahiko Imada is an Associate Professor at Hirosaki University in Japan, teaching music education based on philosophy, body movements and the concept of soundscape. He holds a B.Mus. from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo; an MA from Simon Fraser University where he studied as a recipient of a Government of Canada Award; and his PhD is from the University of British Columbia in Canada. His publications appeared on many academic journals in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Sweden, Korea, Hong Kong, India and Japan. He is co-author of A Little Sound Education (together with R. Murray Schafer, 1996). Prior to joining the faculty at Hirosaki University, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Roehampton Institutes London in UK. He was Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin in the US in 2002. He has been appointed as Vice-director of the International Music Centre at Hirosaki University since 2005.
Jia-xing Xie is the Professor and the Director of the Music Research Institute of the China Conservatory, the specially hired professor of the Art Institute of Henan University and a member of the External Examination Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He holds a Masters Degree in Composition and Theory (1988) and a PhD in Music Aesthetics (2004). He is the President of the Music Education Commission of Chinese Musicians Association, the Director of the Music Aesthetic Committee of CMA, the Director of the Music Psychology Society, the adviser of Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, and Commissioner of Commission on Music in Cultural, Educational, and Mass Media Policies of the International Society of Music Education. Xie's recent major publications include: Music Education and Pedagogy (High Education Press, 2006), Contexts of Musics —A Vision of the Music Hermeneutic (Shanghai Conservatory Press, 2005) etc., and he has had over 80 major academic papers published on academic journals such as People's Music, China Music and Music Research since 1994.