Associate Professor of Creative Industries, School of Education and the Arts, Southern Cross University

Dr David Cashman is a popular music educator, researcher, performer, and advocate. His areas of research interest include regional music scenes, popular music performance practice, music and tourism, and music technology. He is an activate advocate for regional music scenes and a founder of the Regional Music Research Group.

David is currently an adjunct Associate Professor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University and has been Associate Professor of Creative Arts at CQUniversity Cairns, Senior Lecturer in Jazz Piano at CQUniversity Mackay, and Head of Academic Studies at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney. David is most at home behind a piano playing gigs around Sydney.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern Cross University
  • 2016–2017
    Associate Professor of Creative Arts, CQUniversity
  • 2014–2015
    Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies, CQUniversity
  • 2009–2013
    Head of Academic Studies, Australian Institute of Music

Education

  • 2012 
    PhD, Southern Cross University
  • 1996 
    MMus, UNSW
  • 1993 
    GradCertAdEd, UTS
  • 1990 
    BMus, Sydney University

Publications

  • 2019
    Twice the Size of Texas’: Assessing the Importance of Regional Popular Music Scenes—A Case Study of Regional Queensland, Popular Music and Society
  • 2018
    Considering the distance student experience in student satisfaction and retention, Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning
  • 2018
    Improving Distance Student Retention through Satisfaction and Authentic Experiences, Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design
  • 2017
    The most atypical experience of my life’: The experience of popular music festivals on cruise ships, Tourism Studies
  • 2017
    Voyage to the stars: Interaction between fans and musicians on cruise ship music festivals, Participations
  • 2016
    Tequila!: Live music as a guide to location on cruise ships, Tourism in Maritime Environments
  • 2015
    Indie-(an) music: An ethnography of a rock music venue in Delhi, Journal of World Popular Music
  • 2014
    Music and (touristic) meaning on cruise ships: The musicscape of the MV Carnival Paradise as a semiotic tourism product, IASPM Journal
  • 2014
    The Golden Fleece: Musical Performance on Cruise Ships as a Tourism Product, In The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Musical Migration and Tourism
  • 2014
    Brass bands, icebergs and jazz: Music on passenger steamships 1880-1939. , Journal of Tourism History
  • 2014
    Corporately imposed music cultures: An ethnography of cruise ship showbands, Ethnomusicology Review
  • 2013
    Popular music venues on cruise ships as touristic spaces of engagement, International Journal of Event Management Research
  • 2013
    Foundation Studies: Contemporary Music Education in India., Ethnomusicology Review
  • 2013
    Fabricating Space: Postmodern popular music performance venues on cruise ships, Journal of Popular Entertainment Studies
  • 2013
    Skimming the surface: Dislocated cruise Liners and aquatic spaces, Shima
  • 2013
    Skimming the surface: Dislocated cruise Liners and aquatic spaces, Shima

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Audioception by Tourists: Decoding the Sounds of Tourism
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Centre for Tourism and Regional Development
  • 2016
    To assist the hosting of the IASPM-ANZ 2016 conference
    Role:
    Chair of Organising Committee
    Funding Source:
    Mackay Regional Council
  • 2016
    Music in Regional Central Queensland
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Arts Queensland
  • 2015
    Music in Regional Central Queensland
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    CQUniversity

Research Areas

  • Tourism (1506)
  • Other Education (1399)
  • Performing Arts And Creative Writing (1904)