Monday, February 21, 2011

Lecture: Cultural Translation and Music Education

Music Education Special Interest Group


Research Seminar Announcement


Cultural Translation and Music Education


Professor David Hebert

Grieg Academy, Bergen University College, Norway


Tuesday 5th April


2.30 – 3.30


Room 736


Further details from Lucy Green,


All are welcome





Cultural translation has emerged in recent years as an interdisciplinary field concerned with the process of translating meanings across cultural differences and the cultivation of intercultural understanding. Theories and concepts from this field may have implications for music educators, and research findings from music education may also offer new insights to the field of cultural translation. This discussion will be of particular interest to educators grappling with approaches to the teaching of music from diverse origins to students from diverse backgrounds.


David G. Hebert has recently accepted a permanent position as Professor of Music Education with the Grieg Academy, Bergen University College, Norway. He previously worked for universities in the USA, Japan, Finland, Russia, and New Zealand. Chair of the Historical Ethnomusicology special interest group of the Society for Ethnomusicology, his writings appear in 20 academic journals and such books as De-Canonizing Music History, Music Education for Changing Times, Music of Japan Today, Cultural Translation: Research on Japanese Literature in Northern Europe, Sociology and Music Education, and Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education.