About the School
Victor Fung

Professor of Music Education
Phone: (813) 974-2311
Email: fung@usf.edu

Victor Fung, Professor of Music Education and Director of Center for Music Education Research, advises doctoral students and teaches graduate courses in social psychology of music, music in higher education, measurement and evaluation in music, and other music education research courses. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award (2017) and an honorable mention of the same award (2011). His research emphasizes social psychological aspects, multicultural issues, and international perspectives of music education. His current projects include senior citizens’ quality of life, meanings of music participation, world musical preferences, and Asian philosophies in music education. He has given over a hundred presentations at professional conferences in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition, he has given open lectures and seminars at over thirty institutions in Brazil, China, Ireland, Japan, Turkey, and the United States. He was a featured keynote presenter at meetings in China, Japan, and Mexico.

He has published articles in numerous refereed journals, including Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music EducationCollege Music SymposiumContributions to Music EducationInternational Journal of Music EducationJournal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Technology in Music LearningPhilosophy of Music Education ReviewPsychology of MusicResearch Studies in Music Education, and Update: Applications of Research to Music Education. He was the editor of Research Perspectives in Music Education, Music Education Research International, and the Research and Scholarship Component of the College Music Symposium. In addition, he has reviewed for ten other professional journals. His books Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens (co-authored with Lisa Lehmberg, 2016) and A Way of Music Education: Classic Chinese Wisdoms (2018) are published by Oxford University Press. He was a Fulbright Researcher in Japan (2018).

He has served as a Board Member for the International Society for Music Education, the College Music Society, and Florida Music Education Association. Furthermore, he is affiliated with professional organizations such as the American Educational Research Association, the National Association for Music Education, and the
Society for Ethnomusicology. His Ph.D. in music education, with minor areas in ethnomusicology and conducting, comes from Indiana University, Bloomington.