• 14 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Chinese Name : 松信浩二

Variants : Matsunobu, K.

Koji Matsunobu is a musician, educator, and cultural ethnographer, with two PhDs in music education and secondary and continuing education granted from Tokyo Gakugei Univeristy and 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 and the University of Kumamoto. Former Fulbright Graduate Scholar, he explored possibilities of incorporating non-Western ideas into Western contexts of education. He has taught music and arts education and world music courses in Japan, the United States, and Australia, and has written widely on topics ranging from spirituality, creativity, mindfulness to qualitative research, arts integration, world music pedagogy, and Japanese music. He loves playing and making the shakuhachi.


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 1998 2019

  • 14 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 24 Chapter
  • 23 Paper
  • 18 Article
  • 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 proceedingChapter

twenty-first century
value system

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 proceedingChapter

Intercultural Understanding
Music Education
Primary School

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 proceedingChapter

Music Education
World music
Identity Formation

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 proceedingChapter

cultural policy

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

MATSUNOBU, K., Jan 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper