Assistant Professor of Music, Music Education
Dr. Kính T. Vũ is an assistant professor of music at Boston University where he teaches music education and performance courses in general music methods, instrumental music, history, and philosophy. Focusing his teaching, learning, and research model on global citizenship and intercultural literacy, Kính’s pedagogy is community-based with partnerships emerging in Boston and around the globe. Current research centers on exploring connections between music education and involuntary or forced human displacement in Sweden, Cambodia, and Kính’s homeland Viet Nam where he was abandoned at the end of the American War. His co-edited book (with André de Quadros), My Body was Left on the Street: Music Education and Displacement, was published by Brill–Sense in 2020.
During his recent sabbatical, Kính studied the intersections of forced human displacement, adoption issues, and music teaching and learning. His research is ongoing with an eye for supporting international or transracial adoptees who musick between worlds of the United States, birth country, and nowhere at all.
Kính serves as a Faculty-In-Residence at Boston University’s Kilachand Hall and coordinates the Writers Corridor (in memoriam Eugene O’Neill) in collaboration with Kilachand Honors College and Residence Life.