Bergen , Norway, 13th August

Masafumi Ogawa, Oku Shinobu, Miyako Furiya, Mary Goetze and Jay Fern

In the mid-1800s music educators from outside Japan assisted the Ministry

of Education in devising a curriculum for school music. Since then,

Japanese children have sung European folk and composed melodies with

Japanese texts and learned to read musical notation.
The presenters will tell the story of Japanese school music education.

Masafumi Ogawa will review the early period. Oku Shinobu will talk about

current school music and teacher training. Miyako Furiya, Mary Goetze and

Jay Fern will discuss their CD ROM project which will provide video models

of traditional music to assist Japanese teachers in teaching traditional