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Taking Audiovisual Media Seriously: Ethnomusicology of Sharing Music and Connecting People

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Online

Part of the Music Studies Global Distinguished Speakers Series Yoshitaka Terada is professor emeritus at the Research Center for Academic Resources of the National Museum of Ethnology (NME) in Osaka, Japan. He has held various academic positions at the NME, including professor and director of the Department of Advanced Studies in Anthropology, professor in the Department of Cultural Research, associate professor in the Department of Cultural Research, and assistant professor, Second Research Department. He received awards for Best Longer Film in the 3rd International Folk Music Film Festival (Nepal) in 2013 and the Jaap Kunst Award (Society for Ethnomusicology) in 2000. Terada holds degrees from Kobe University, Shoreline College, and the University of Washington.


Musical Giftedness and Talent Development

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Online

Part of the Music Studies Global Distinguished Speakers Series Gary E. McPherson is the Ormond Professor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and has served as national president of the Australian Society for Music Education and president of the International Society for Music Education. He was previously the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Endowed Chair in Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Professor of Creative Arts at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. His research examines the acquisition and development of musical competence, and motivation to engage and participate in music from novice to expert levels. He is the author of Music in Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Development, Identity and Ability; The Oxford Handbook of Music Education; Musical Prodigies: Perspectives from Psychology, Education, Musicology and Ethnomusicology; and The Child as Musician. McPherson studied music education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before completing a Master of Music Education at Indiana University, a PhD at the University of Sydney, and a Licentiate and Fellowship in trumpet performance through Trinity College, London.