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. His research emphasizes on social psychological aspects, multicultural issues, and international perspectives of music education. His current projects include senior citizens’ music participation and quality of life, musical experiences and openmindedness, and Asian philosophies as applied to music education. He has given over eighty 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 twenty higher education 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 seven other professional journals. His book (authored with Lisa Lehmberg) Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens is published by Oxford University Press (2016).

He has served as a Board Member for the International Society for Music Education, the College Music Society, and Florida Music Educators' 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.