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Musical and Pedagogical Manifestations and Transformation of Confucianism and Daoism

Friday, January 11, 2019
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Marriott Water Street
Meeting Room 3
Research World Music
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Confucianism and Daoism are two most influential philosophies across Asia. They suggest ecological living, self-improvement, and opposing but complementary practices in life, musical and otherwise. To support a harmonious society, Confucians emphasize social-structural relationships, whereas Daoists focus on peaceful living and internal alchemy for human growth. This presentation shows the transmission of the philosophies from China to Korea with live musical and pedagogical demonstrations.

Dr. Sangmi Kang 

Westminster Choir College of Rider University
Assistant Professor

Sangmi Kang is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Prior to this appointment, she taught music education courses at the University of Florida as well as pre-K to 12th grade general music in South Korea and the United States.

Dr. Kang’s research interests include world music pedagogy, technology for music learning, and creativity in music composition. She has had articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Psychology of Music, Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. Dr. Kang is a pianist and a professional performer on the Gayageum (a traditional Korean stringed instrument). She received her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree in Music Education and Bachelor’s degree in Music with a focus on Gayageum performance both from Seoul National University in South Korea.

Dr. Victor Fung 

Univ of South Florida

Victor Fung is Professor of Music Education, Director of Center for Music Education Research, and Coordinator of PhD Program at the University of South Florida, Tampa. His books, A Way of Music Education: Classic Chinese Wisdoms (2018) and Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens (2016, with Lisa Lehmberg) are published by Oxford University Press. His latest projects include Asian philosophies of music education, world music preference, meanings of music participation, and senior citizens’ music participation and quality of life. He has served as a Board Member for the International Society for Music Education, the College Music Society, and Florida Music Education Association. He has edited, published in, and reviewed for numerous professional journals in the field. He has given over a hundred presentations at various universities and professional conferences across five continents. He is a Fulbright Research Scholar in Japan (2018).

Session Coordinator:
Andrew Lopez

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