Masafumi Ogawa D.M.E.
Masafumi Ogawa is currently a professor of music education at Yokohama National University in Japan. He earned bachelor’s degree in voice and master’s degree in music education from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. He received the doctoral degree (Doctor of Music Education) at Indiana University. He is also a conductor of several professional and community choirs, including female vocal group “The Mermaids” which recently won the second prize at Tokyo Metropolitan Choir Ensemble Contest in February 2019.
Masafumi Ogawa has appeared in various international conference. Last year he has presented at ISME in Baku. Also he has served as a keynote speaker at the Silkroad Music Education Conference in Northern Cyperess in 2017. In addition, Masafumi Ogawa has served as an international consultant to the Vietnamese government to give advice in making a new Vietnamese national curriculum from 2018-18. He also has given several workshops of musical teaching seminar in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Professor Ogawa is specialized in music curriculum and music teacher training from elementary to secondary schools as well as comparison of music classes around the world and choral conducting. His teaching and research interests are (1) developing post-modern philosophy of music education, (2) applications of Kodaly in all levels and population, (3) and movable-Do fixed-Do issues in school music education.