Kính T. Vu


Assistant Professor of Music & Dissertation Progress Coordinator, Music Education


BM, Westminster College, PA; MM, The Pennsylvania State University; PhD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


855 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 227


Dr. Kinh T. Vu 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 Cambodia and Kinh’s homeland Viet Nam where he was abandoned at the end of the American War. Forthcoming scholarship and teaching will center on Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander experiences of the arts. Professor Vũ’s 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. 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.


Current and Upcoming Courses

  • ME 307/507: Secondary General Music Methods (Spring 2021)
  • ME 530/640: Instrumental Lab (Fall 2021)
  • FA 100: The CFA Experience (Fall 2021)
  • CC 220: CFA Peer Mentoring Program (Fall 2021)

To schedule an appointment with Professor Vũ, visit kinhtvu.com and navigate to the “About + Contact” page.

Photo by Jacob Chang-Rascle (BU COM’22); jacket, Schott; shirt, J.CREW; neckless, Jussara Lee (NYC); rings from Somerville and Johor Bahru; bracelet from Việt Nam.