Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Creativity and Hybrid Genres in Music Education

Professor David G. Hebert, Sibelius Academy, Finland

Monday 15th June, 12.00 – 1.00, room: 944

Further details from Lucy Green,

All are welcome


Taking a cross-cultural and historical perspective, this seminar will consider how new music genres develop through creative hybridity and become institutionalized in educational systems. The process by which jazz, popular music and 'world music' genres are adopted, as well as the way their adaptation is rationalized, highlights ideological dimensions of schooling, and opens important questions regarding the ultimate objectives and outcomes of music education.


Professor David G. Hebert is a Visiting Research Scholar with the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto) and Professor with the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), where he mentors doctoral students and contributes to the departments of Music Education, Jazz Studies, Folk Music, and Music Technology. An instrumental music educator and ethnomusicologist, his previous academic positions were with Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), Tokyo Gakugei University (Japan), Te Wananga o Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Boston University (United States). His research, which intersects ethnomusicology and music education, is published (or forthcoming/in press) with 15 different refereed journals and 10 books.