David Forrest, 2008-2010 ISME Board of Directors
David Forrest (BMusEd, DSCM, MCA, PhD) is Associate Professor of Music Education at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia where he is Research Director in the School of Education.
Since 1995 he has been a member of the National Executive of the Australian Society of Music and editor of the refereed Australian Journal of Music Education.
In 2006 he
was awarded the inaugural Fellowship of the Australian Society for Music Education
In 2004, as Chair of the Commission on Music in Cultural, Educational and Mass Media Policies
convened a highly successful seminar in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.
He has been a member of this Commission since 1998 and has remained a Special Advisor.
For the commission he
has produced refereed publications for the seminars in Nairobi (1998), Helsinki (2002), and Puerto de la Cruz (2004, in English and Spanish).
has contributed to the commissions on Music in Schools and Teacher Education
(1994) and the Education of the Professional Musician (2000,2004), and presented papers at every ISME conference since 1994.
Since 2001 he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Music Education.
In 2004 he
services for the editing and production of the Kabalevsky ISME Fanfares.