• 53 Citations
  • 3 h-Index

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Chinese Name : 松信浩二

Variants : Matsunobu, K.

Koji Matsunobu is a musician, educator, and ethnographer. After completing a Ph.D. in music education, he became Fulbright Graduate Scholar and earned another Ph.D. in secondary and continuing education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the Education University of Hong Kong he held academic positions at the University of Queensland, Australia and the University of Kumamoto, Japan. He has written widely on spirituality, creativity, mindfulness, silence, arts integration, world music pedagogy, place-based education, and qualitative research. His articles appear in Ageing and SocietyBritish Journal of Music EducationHarvard Educational ReviewInternational Journal of Music EducationInternational Review of Qualitative ResearchJournal of Aesthetic EducationJournal of Research in Music EducationMusic Education Research; and many handbooks and edited books. He teaches psychology and sociology of music education, primary and secondary music, world music, mindfulness, interdisciplinary arts, and research methodology courses. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Music Education. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, the Korean Association of Qualitative Inquiry, and the International Journal of Music Education.


Research interests

  • Spirituality
  • Creativity and Mindfulness
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Qualitative Research
  • World Music
  • Instrument Making
  • Ecology of Music
  • Embodiment
  • Integrated Curriculum

Research interests

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Research Outputs

  • 53 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 24 Chapters
  • 23 Papers
  • 17 Articles
  • 6 Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies

Creativity and embodiment in pre-modern Japan and twenty first century (North) America

MATSUNOBU, K., 2019, Creativity in music education. TSUBONOU, Y., TAN, A-G. & OIE, M. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 85-96

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

  • Intercultural understanding of music for kyosei living: A case study on multicultural music education in an American primary school

    MATSUNOBU, K., Mar 2019, Cases on kyosei practice in music education. GORDON, R. K. & AKUTSU, T. (eds.). Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, p. 49-64

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

  • Music education research

    MATSUNOBU, K. & BRESLER, L., Mar 2019, Oxford research encyclopedia of education. NOBLIT, G. W. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

  • Cultural policy and the transmission of traditional music in Japan

    MATSUNOBU, K., 2018, Traditional musics in the modern world: Transmission, evolution, and challenges. LEUNG, B-W. (ed.). Cham: Springer, p. 41-56

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

  • Dilemma of teaching our own and others' music beyond eurocentrism and ethnocentrism

    MATSUNOBU, K., Jan 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePapers