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Dr. Xie Jiaxing, a professor at the China Conservatory of Music and former director of the Institute of Music Research, is a key expert at the Beijing Humanities and Social Sciences Key Research Base for Chinese Music. He obtained his Master's degree in Composition and Technical Theory from the China Conservatory of Music in 1988 and earned his Ph.D. in Music Aesthetics from the Central Conservatory of Music in 2004.He served as a commissioner of the Policy Commission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) from 2006 to 2012, board member of ISME from 2010 to 2014, and the president of the Music Education Research Society of the China Musicians' Association from 2000 to 2019. Currently, he holds the position of board member at the Asia-Pacific Society for Music Education Research (APSMER), is a member of the expert lecture group of the Ministry of Education of China, the vice chairman of the Music Education Branch of the China Education Society, the vice president of the Chinese Oral History Society, an executive director of the Chinese Society for Music Aesthetics, a director of the Chinese Society for Music Psychology, a director of the Chinese Society for Music Communication, a director of the Chinese Society for Music Criticism, a member of the Music and Dance Arts Committee of the China Association of Literary Critics, an editorial board member of Chinese Music Education, and an international editorial board member for publications such as the British Journal of Music Education(BJME) from Cambridge University.

Xie has been invited to participate as a keynote speaker at international academic conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Norway, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Italy, Cameroon, Hungary, the Philippines, Estonia, Greece, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Azerbaijan, as well as Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. He has also lectured and exchanged ideas at numerous universities, including the University of Illinois, New York University, and the University of South Florida. He has played a crucial role in organizing and hosting various large-scale international and domestic academic conferences, music festivals, and academic competitions, including the 29th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education and the 1st-7th Beijing Traditional Music Festivals.Xie has conducted over a hundred national-level training sessions for universities and music teachers in China. His major academic publications and textbooks include Fundamentals of Music Analysis, The Context of Music—An Interpretive Perspective on Music, and Music Education and Teaching Methods, totaling seven works. He has also published over a hundred articles, such as Let Every Student Sing Songs from Their Hometown and Research on Contemporary Music Education in China. His project "Teaching children to sing the songs oftheir home area" received The ISME-Gibson International Awards 2010.