SUB-THEME: 3.1 SINGING AND CROSS-CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

  • Zuraida Abud Bastião

    Affiliation: Brazil Group
    Professional background

    PhD on Music Education - Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) Professor of the Specialization Course in Music Education at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

    Research interest

    Develop training programs for teachers of basic education with a focus on music appreciation

    Research interests relevant to AIRS

    To study the influences of singing on individuals and societies

    Potential contribution to AIRS

    To demonstrate how the local culture influences in the the way of singing

    Expected benefit from the AIRS collaboration

    To share informations and research results with people from many parts of the world



  • Steven Brown

    Affiliation: McMaster University
    Research interest

    Neuroscience of the arts

    Primary Website http://neuroarts.org/


  • Patricia Shehan Campbell

    Affiliation: University of Washington
    Professional background

    Education and Ethnomusicology Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music, U-Washington Member, Smithsonian Folkways Board Vice-President, Society for Ethnomusicology Member, Children's Music Foundation

    Research interest

    Children's musical enculturation, world music pedagogy

    Research interests relevant to AIRS

    Children's musical cultures Children's songs/singing styles, chants, rhythmicking Music enculturation/socialization Music in communities; Community Music Music of Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

    Potential contribution to AIRS

    Attention to children's song transmission/acquisition, collection and analysis of traditional songs by/for children, pedagogy of music/songs/singing

    Expected benefit from the AIRS collaboration

    Occasions for cross-fertilizaton of ideas relevant to children's music and musical cultures



  • Maria Hnaraki (PhD)

    Affiliation: Drexel University
    Professional background

    Founding Director of Greek Studies at Drexel University Diploma of Art in Music Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Creator-Director of the experiential “Study Abroad in Crete” Program M.A. and a Ph. D. in Ethnomusicology, Folklore and Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University-Bloomington Piano Soloist Diploma from the Hellenic Conservatory of Athens and degrees in Theory, Pedagogy and Music Education from the National Conservatory of Athens Author of Cretan Music: Unraveling Ariadne’s Thread

    Research interest

    • Ethnomusicology a. Environmental awareness through Greek folk poetry b. Homeric balladry and oral formulaic theory in Cretan folk poetry c. Identity and aesthetics of Greek music/dance d. Mediterranean performances e. Cretan dance as physical exercise and means of attaining longevity • Literature and music a. Nikos Kazantzakis works set to music b. The walled-up wife legend (Iphigenia and The Bridge of Arta) c. Contemporary Greek composers (e.g. Giorgos Koumendakis) • Creative approaches in language education a. Folklore aspects of the Greek language b. Teaching Greek through songs • Taxonomy, digitization and preservation of music archives • Intercountry education, policies and strategies • Blended learning teaching practices

    Research interests relevant to AIRS

    Creative approaches in music and language education How singing relates to “well-being” by examining its dancing dimensions as well Performance as part of larger lifecycle events Does the famous Diet that relates to longevity have to do with music/dance performance on the island of Crete? Does circle dancing and group singing promote emotional stability which combined with the physical one support one’s health?

    Potential contribution to AIRS

    Since I come from the fields of ethnomusicology, folklore and cultural anthropology, my approach complements the musicological, psychological and sociological nature of the AIRS project.

    Expected benefit from the AIRS collaboration

    I wish to benefit in theory and methodology and therefore enrich "my" study and findings by collaborating with as well as through the guidance, insight and work of other AIRS scholars who come from different than mine scholarly backgrounds, such as the psychological and sociological ones.



  • Lily Chen Hafteck

    Affiliation: Kean University, New Jersey
    Professional background

    doctorate in music education from the University of Reading; has held teaching and research positions at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, University of Surrey Roehampton in the U.K. and Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong; has taught music to students of different ages: from preschool to high school. member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Music Education, Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, and Music Education Research International. She has served on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Music Education, the chair of its Early Childhood Commission, and is currently chairing its Young Professional Focus Group.

    Research interest

    multicultural music education, cultural issues in early childhood musical development, and the relationship between tonal languages and children's singing



  • Larry O'Farrell

    Affiliation: Queen's University
    Professional background

    Holder of the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning

    Research interest

    Case studies of drama/theatre and education Drama education for peace culture Teaching playwriting Ritual in drama education Arts curriculum policy Instrumental outcomes of arts education International issues in arts education E-learning in continuing teacher education

     



  • Kati Szego

    Affiliation: Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Professional background

    B Mus. from Queen's University; MA in Ethnomusicology from University of Hawaii at Manoa; PhD in Systematic Musicology from the University of Washington; studied colonial history of music and dance education at the Kamehameha Schools, an institution for Native Hawaiians in Honolulu. Since then, her work has focused on Hawaii and she continues to combine ethnographic and phenomenological approaches with archival research

    Research interest

    ethnomusicology; Hawaiian falsetto singing and yodelling; hybridity and discourses on vocal production

     



  • Jiaxing Xie

    Affiliation: Music Research Institute of the China Conservatory
    Professional background

    Professor and director of the Music Research Institute of the China Conservatory, distinguished professor of the Art Institute of Henan University and member of the External Examination Committee of Hong Kong Institute of Education. He holds a PhD in Music Aesthetics (2004) from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing. On the ISME Board since 2010 he is also an executive member of CSME, director of the CSME Academic Committee of Music Education. He played a central role in organizing the 29th ISME World Conference 2010, and in 2011, organized a seminar in Beijing with ISME Community Music Activity Commission. He is adviser to the Asia Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, served on the Board of the International Music Council. He is on the international advisory board of the British Journal of Music Education



  • Godfrey Baldacchino

    Affiliation: University of Prince Edward Island
    Professional background

    BA (English and Social Studies) - 1980; Postgraduate Certificate in Education -1982; MA (Development Studies) - 1986; Ph.D. (Sociology/Business) - 1994.

    Canada Research Chair (Island Studies) at UPEI since 2003 

    Visiting Professor of Sociology, University of Malta, Malta.

    Research interest

    Culture, island studies, communication, island songs and singers

    Research interests relevant to AIRS

    Songs and singers as custodians, cretaors and (re)interpretors of island cultures

    Potential contribution to AIRS

    My relative ignorance in voice and cognition is a cogent reminder to all that most singers are not professionals, but dilettantes.

    Expected benefit from the AIRS collaboration

    A refreshing take on my area of research interest and expertise. Singing is fun, anyway.

    Primary Website http://www.islandstudies.ca
    Personal Web site http://staff.um.edu.mt/gbal1


  • Felix Neto

    Affiliation: Universidade do Porto
    Professional background

    Ph. D. in Normal and Abnormal Anthropology from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) in 1980 and a Ph. D. in Social Psychology from the Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação (Universidade do Porto) in 1985. Agregated Professor in Psychology at University of Coimbra since 1990. He is actually a "professor catedrático" of social psychology in the Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação at he University of Porto, Portugal where he is also the director of the Cognition and Emotion Center. He is also the coordinator of the Master on "Cross-Cultural Relations" at Universidade Aberta

    Research interest

    Migration and cross-cultural psychology



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