Areas of Expertise:
• Research Methods in Music and Global Studies
• Cultural Diversity in Music Education (esp. multicultural music education, community music, popular music pedagogy)
• Historical Ethnomusicology
• Globalization/Transculturation and Institutions
• Social Theory and Psychology of Musical Understanding
• Wind Bands/Brass Bands Around the World
• Music Technology Studies (esp. new media and online music learning)
• Music Industry Studies (esp. Japan, China)
• Music of Contemporary Japan and Polynesia
• Philosophy of Music (esp. non-Western and experimental philosophy)
• Talent Development and Originality in the Arts
• International History of Music Education (esp. USA, Japan, and New Zealand)
• Arts Policy Discourse Analysis
• Futurology and the Arts
1. Wind Bands and Cultural Identity in Japanese Schools (Springer press, 2012)
2. Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education (co-edited book, Ashgate press, 2012)
3. Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology (co-edited book, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014)
Music Competition, Cooperation, and Community: An Ethnography of a Japanese School Band (PhD dissertation, University of Washington, 2005: distributed on Proquest/UMI Digital Dissertations)
5. International Perspectives on Translation, Education, and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies (Springer, 2018).

6. Music Glocalization: Heritage and Innovation in a Digital Age (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018).
7. Advancing Music Education in Northern Europe: Twenty Years of the Nordic Network for Music Education (Co-editor, Routledge, forthcoming).
8. A Global View of Music Education (Co-author with Jiaxing Xie, Chinese language version contracted/forthcoming, Shanghai Education Press, 2018; English version under consideration for international presses). 

Book Series:

The Lexington Series in Historical Ethnomusicology: Deep Soundings (edited by David G. Hebert and Jonatham McCollum), Rowman & Littlefield, from 2017.

Reviews of My Books: 
Book Chapters and Symposium Proceedings:
1. Music Education for Changing Times: Guiding Visions for Practice
2. Oxford Handbook of Music Education, vol. 2 (G. McPherson & G. Welch, Eds., 2012)
3. Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education, Vol. 1
4. Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education, Vol. 2
5. Sociology and Music Education
6. Making Music (minor contributions to bestselling textbook series, Silver Burdett)
7. Music Education in the Asia Pacific Region
8. Orally Transmitted Music and Intercultural Education
9. De-Canonizing Music History
文化の翻訳:北欧における日本文学研究を中心に (国際日本文化研究センター, 2011) [Cultural Translations]
11. Music of Japan Today
12. Readings in Ethnomusicology: A Collection of Papers Presented at the Ethnomusicology Symposium, 2013 (University of Dar es Salaam, 2014)
13. The Actual Problems of Contemporary Art Studies (2016, in Russian translation, Tashkent: Uzbekistan Ministry of Culture, based on keynote speech from conference Musical Traditions of the Orient in the Context of Contemporary Culture). 
14. Music, Mind and Embodiment (Springer, 2016).  
15. Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education (2017). 
16. Proceedings of New Directions for Performance and Music Teacher Education: 
A Symposium on University Music Education in China (2017, accepted/forthcoming). 

Articles with 30+ Different Professional Journals:
6. Arts Education Policy Review (editorial / article) 
7. International Journal of Education and the Arts (review 1 / review 2) 
8. International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 
9. Asia-Pacific Journal of Arts Education 
10. Journal of Research in Music Education 
11. Finnish Journal of Music Education (2 articles) 
12. Japanese Journal of Research in Music Education (brief conference summary, in Japanese translation) 
13. Japanese Band Directors Association Journal (2 research articles in Japanese translation) 
14. Journal of the Indian Musicological Society (reprinted in book) 
15. Contributions to Music Education 
16. Journal of Band Research 
17. Yamanashi Journal of General Education 
18. International Journal of Music Education 
19. Alta Musica 
20. British Forum for Ethnomusicology Newsletter 
21. NBA Journal [National Band Association, USA]
22. Southern Journal of Music Education (in press)   
23. Music Education Research International 
24. Research and Issues in Music Education (article and rejoinder) 
25. Journal of Pedagogy and Psychology "Signum Temporis"
Research in New Zealand Performing Arts (article and review) 
27. Journal of Music and Meaning (review essay)  
28. Ethnomusicology Review 
29. Music Educators Journal 
30. Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research 
31. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education
32. Nichibunken


Contributions to Major Reference Works:

-SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture (three entries completed/accepted, forthcoming, 2018): "Historical Ethnomusicology," "Competition in Music," "Sociomusicology".

-Cambridge Encyclopedia of Brass Instruments (entry completed/accepted, forthcoming, 2017): "Japan".

-Findings and Implications from an Evaluation of the Glomus Intercultural Music Camp, Ghana 2011-

Work in Progress:
Articles either in review/revision or in development for other academic journals: Jazz Perspectives, Journal of Popular Music Education, Nordic Yearbook for Music Education.

Click HERE for Citations in Google Scholar (530; h-index:13).

Professor on 15 Doctoral Supervisory Committees for universities in the USA, Canada, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg, and Spain . . . 

Supervisory Professor (or Co-Examiner where indicated):             
-Michael Simmons (2011, Boston University): Song Recall Among School Children: The Integration of Words and Music 
-Robert Allen (2010, Boston University): Free Improvisation and Performance Anxiety Among Piano Students [dissertation-based article accepted by leading research journal, Psychology of Music]
-Nancy Rosenberg (2010, Boston University): From Rock Music to Theory Pedagogy: Rethinking U.S. College Music Theory Education from a Popular Music Perspective
-Sami Alanne (2010, Sibelius Academy): Music Psychotherapy with Refugee Survivors of Torture: Interpretations of Three Clinical Case Studies. [Prof. Lauri Vakeva served as Chair for defense due to my departure from Finland; Opponent: Prof. Even Ruud.]  
-Arnold Chiwalala (2010, Sibelius Academy): Chizentele: My Path to Original Artistry and Creative Fusion of Ngoma with Finnish Folk Music and Dance (co-examiner with Prof. Hannu Saha)
-Tapani Heikinheimo (2009, Sibelius Academy): Intensity of Interaction in Instrumental Music Lessons (co-supervisor with Dr. Ritva Engestrom and Prof. Heidi Westerlund)

Doctoral Opponent or External Examiner (Key Committee Member in European PhD System): 

-Lia Lonnert (2015, Malmo Academy of Music, Lund University, Sweden): Surrounded by Sound: Experienced Orchestral Harpists' Professional Knowledge and Learning (PhD in music).

-Anita Prest (2014, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada): The Growth and Contributions of Bridging Social Capital to Rural Vitality via School-Community Music Education Partnerships (PhD in education).

-Victoria Eugenia Bautista García (2011, University of Malaga, Spain):  Actitud del Alumnado de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria Frente a la Música Clásica, European PhD in music, cum laude.

Doctoral Advisory Committee Member (Second Reader or Third Reader):

-Steinar Satre (in progress, 2015, Department of Education, University of Bergen): Changes to Learning Practices in Jazz

-Zafer Demir (in progress, 2015, University of Luxembourg): Comparisons of Indian and Western Music Education 

-Joseph M. Pignato (2010, Boston University): An Analysis of Practical Challenges Posed by Teaching Improvisation: Case Studies in New York State Schools

-Deanna Frith Weber (2010, Boston University): The Freedom Singers: Their History and Legacy for Music Education

-Ari Poutiainen (2009, Sibelius Academy): Stringprovisation: A Fingering Strategy for Jazz Violin Improvisation [reviewed in Strings Journal, The Strad, and Fiddler magazines]

-Carol Shansky (2008, Boston University): A History of Two New Jersey Community Bands: The Franklin and Waldwick Bands