EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Music Education (D.M.E.) Indiana University, May 6, 2000.
    Dissertation: Early Nineteenth Century American Influences on the Beginning of Japanese
    Public Music Education: An Analysis and Comparison of Selected Music Textbooks Published in Japan and the United States.
  • M.A. in Music Education, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of Art), Japan, March 1984.
    Thesis: An Approach for Establishment of Choral Music Education System in Japan.
  • B.A. in Voice, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of Art), Japan, March, 1981.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Yokohama National University
Full Professor, Faculty of Education and Human Science, 2006 to present
Full Professor of the United Graduate School of Tokyo Gakugei University, 2007 to present
(Qualified for Supervising Doctoral Students) 
Joetsu University of Education
Full Professor, Faculty of School Education, 2004 to 2006
Associate Professor, 1997 to 2004
Ibaraki University
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, 1994 to 1997
Oita University
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, 1992 to 1994
Assistant Professor, 1987 to 1992
Instructor, 1985 to 1987

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Yokohama National University
Undergraduate courses:
Music Teaching Methods for Elementary School (2006 to present)
Music Teaching Methods for Secondary School (2006 to present)
Undergraduate seminars:
Music Education Seminar (2006 to present)
Graduation Paper Seminar (2006 to present)
Graduate course:
Curriculum in Music Education Lecture (2006 to present)
Issues on Sport Psychology and Educational Practice (2002 to present)
Graduate seminars:
Teaching and Learning Psychology (2000 to 2003)
Qualitative research method (2002 to present)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • International Society for Music Education (ISME)
  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
  • International Society for Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME)
  • Japan Music Education Society
    *Conference President of the 47th Annual Conference in Yokohama Oct. 8-9, 2016
  • The Japan Association for Research in Singing (Vice President and Secretary General).

BOOK CHAPTERS (English publication only)

Masafumi Ogawa. (2010) Japan: Music Education for Moral Education? The Origins and Foundations of Music Education, Cox, R. and Stevens, R ed.. Continuum Books. 205-220.

REFERRED JOURNAL ARTICLES (English publication only)

Masafumi Ogawa (2012) Dreaming, Becoming and Being a Music Teacher in Japan:An Insider’s View of the Relationship between a Music Teacher’s Career Paths and Education Policy, Arts Education Policy Review, 114: 149-156.
Masafumi Ogawa (2006) Attitudes and practices of Japanese and American music teachers towards integrating music with other subjects, International Journal of Music Education , vol.25 (1) (p.57-73)
Masafumi Ogawa (2004) Music Teacher Education in Japan: Structure, Problems and Perspectives , Philosophy of Music Education Review , vol.12 (2) 139-153.
Masafumi Ogawa (1996) Japanese Traditional Music and School Music Education , Philosophy of Music Education Review , vol.2 (1) 25-36.
Masafumi Ogawa (1991) American Contribution to the Beginning of Public Music Education in Japan , The Bulletin of the Historical Research in Music Education , vol.12 (2) 113-128.

SYMPOSIA, PROCEEDINGS

Masafumi Ogawa (2011) “Music Education for Talented Children in Japan: Achievements and Perspectives” Excellence in Gifted Music Education-International Perspectives– November 19, 2011 at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. 58-93.
Masfumi Ogawa (2001) Adaptation Process of Early Nineteenth Century American Music Education: An Analysis and Comparison of Selected Music Textbooks Published in Japan and the United States. The 3rd Asian Pacific Music Education Research Symposium. August at Aichi Art Center, Nagoya, Japan. 69-74.

ORAL PRESETATIONS AT CONFERENCES

Presentation in English
Keynote Translation from Dr.David Elliott “Being a Professional Music Educator” speech delivered at the 47th Annual Conference of Japan Music Education Society. October 8th 2016, Yokohama National University, Faculty of Education Building No.6, Room 101.
Masafumi Ogawa (2016) “From ‘Education in Music’ to ‘Music in Education,’” Panel of the Symposium at the 47th Annual Conference of Japan Music Education Society. October 8th 2016, Yokohama National University, Faculty of Education Building No.6, Room 101.
Masafumi Ogawa, Daniel Johnson, Martin Fautley, Shahanum Shah (2016) “International Comparisons of Music Education Systems: Four Variations on a Theme” Panel Session at ISME Glasgow 16:15-17:45 Strathclyde Suite in Royal Concert Hall.
Masafumi Ogawa, (2015) “An Introduction to Music Education in Japan” Lecture Series at Temple University, USA. Sep. 14. At Temple performing Arts Center.
Masafumi Ogawa (2014) “Music Education in Japan from Global Perspectives” Lecture given in Turkey. Sep. 21. Ankara at Baskent University. Sep. 22. Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University.
Masafumi Ogawa(2013) “Overview of Music Education Policy and Practices in Japan” (Keynote Speaker) International Symposium: Educational Policy and Music in Norway and Japan Co-Sponsored by Center for Educational Research and Center for Arts, Culture, and Communication, Bergen University College, September 13, 2013. Room: D411; Faculty of Education, Bergen University College-Landås
Masafumi Ogawa (2011) “Music Education for Talented Children in Japan: Achievements and Perspectives” (Invited Keynote Speaker) 
Excellence in Gifted Music Education-International Perspectives- November 19, 2011 at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Masafumi Ogawa, Michi Tanaka (2011) “A Historical Overview of Creativity Issues in Japanese School Music Education”
New Directions in Music Education Symposium, October 9 at Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.
Masafumi Ogawa, (2007) “Music Classroom Teaching in Japanese Schools: A Critical Thought” New Directions in Music Education Symposium, October 26 at Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.
Masafumi Ogawa (2002). “The Past, Present, and Future of Music Education in Japan” The panel session, International Society for Music Education at Grieg Academy, Bergen, Norway, August 2002.
Masafumi Ogawa (1991) “Elementary School Music Curriculum in Japan” The Suncoast Music Education Forum The University of South Florida Tampa, U.S.A. March 1991
Masafumi Ogawa (2003) “Music Teacher Education in Japan: Structure, Problems, and Perspectives” The Philosophy of Music Education International Symposium V, June 6th. At Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S.A.

CHORAL CONDUCTING

The Takamatsu Dai-Ichi High School OB Choir in Takamatsu
20165.8.16. at Takamatsu Dai-Ichi High School Musica Hall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7FK5N7Ufto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOKSPcTCxa8

The Mermaids (Female Vocal Ensemble ) concert
2016.3.30. Tokyo Meguro Persimmon Hall

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Committee Service in Professional Societies:
*Current
Conference President of the 47th JMES Annual Conference in Yokohama 2016. Oct. 8-9.
*Past
Vice President Board of Directors Japan Association for Research in Singing, 2006 to present Editorial Board, member, Chapter of Japan Association for Research in Singing, 2006 to present
Japan Music Education Society
Board of Directors
Editorial Board
Committee Member of Foreign Exchange Affairs

FUNDING

Joint Research with Companies
YAMAHA Co. Ltd.
A Study of Development of Music Instruments Education Curriculum in South East Asian Countries: Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. (2016-2017)
Total ¥1,000,000
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research)
A Comparative Study on Teaching Skills of Music Teachers Between Japan and the United States (2007-2008)
Research Project Number:19530789
Toal:¥1820000
The Influence of Early Nineteenth Century Music Education in the United States on the Public Music Education In Meiji Period Japan (1994-1995)
Research Project Number:06680264 Total: ¥18000