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Professor Hebert leads the Grieg Academy Music Education research group and manages the multinational state-funded Nordic Network for Music Education, which coordinates intensive Master courses and teacher exchange across Northern Europe.

David G. Hebert, PhD is a member of the ISME History Standing Committee. A tenured full Professor of Music Education with Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, he is also Professor II in Sweden with Lund University's Malmo Academy of Music, and Honorary Professor with the Education University of Hong Kong. He frequently collaborates with China Conservatory (Beijing) in development of the Open Global Music Academy (Huaxia Yuefu). He previously held positions with universities in the USA, Finland, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and New Zealand, and has directed research on each inhabited continent. His scholarship applies an international-comparative perspective to study pluralism, identity, and cultural relevance in music education, as well as processes by which music traditions emerge and change - both sonically and socially - as they are adopted into institutions. He is a frequent keynote speaker and editorial board member of several scholarly journals (Music Education Research, Arts Education Policy Review, etc.). His books - as author/co-author or editor/co-editor - include Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools, Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education, Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology, International Perspectives on Translation, Education and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies, Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age, Advancing Music Education in Northern Europe, and World Music Pedagogy Vol.VII: Teaching World Music in Higher Education. He is currently co-authoring a book with Jiaxing Xie, as well as the volume Ethnomusicology and Cultural Diplomacy (Lexington, forthcoming). He also has several chapters in anthologies and articles in 35 different professional journals (h-index: 15), and is Editor of a book series, Deep Soundings: The Lexington Series in Historical Ethnomusicology (Rowman & Littlefield). He teaches courses in music education research, world music, ensemble leadership and songwriting/arranging, and performs as a jazz trumpeter and classical bass baritone singer.


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