Forrest, D. (1996). The educational philosophy of DB Kabalevsky in relation to his piano music for children. Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Melbourne, 1996. Available at


Forrest, D. (2009). Music for children and young people. In M. Comte (Ed.) Musical Dimensions: A Festschrift for Doreen Bridges. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Forrest, D. (2004). The Australian Connection: Kabalevsky and Australia. Australian Journal of Music Education, December.

Forrest, D. (2004). D. B. Kabalevsky. International Journal of Music Education. August.

Forrest, D. (2003). To Red Square and Beyond. In D. Forrest (Ed.) The Doctoral Journey in Music Education: Reflections on Doctoral Studies by Australian Music Educators. Melbourne: ASME/Common Ground Publishing.

Forrest, D. (2001). Biographical Research: A Component of Historical Research in Education. In P. Green (Ed.) Slices of Life: Qualitative Research Methodologies. Melbourne: RMIT.

Forrest, D. (1995). Pedagogue Universal. Art and Music Moscow, 2.

Forrest, D. (1994). A Musician’s Educator. Australian Journal of Music Education, 1, 7-15.


Selected Conference Papers in Refereed Proceedings  

Forrest, D. (2009). The music of the three whales: An investigation into Kabalevsky’s About the Three Whales and Many Other Things. In Proceedings of the Asian Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, China.

Forrest, D. (2008). Music for children and young people: Intersections of Kabalevsky’s compositions and practice. In W. L. Sims (Ed.). Music at all ages. Proceedings of the XVIII World Conference of the International Society for Music Education. Bologna.

Forrest, D. (2007). Kabalevsky and Perth. In A. Stanberg (Ed.) Celebrating Musical Communities. Perth: Australian Society for Music Education.

Forrest, D. (2004). The International Composer, Educator and Pedagogue. In L. Skolyar (Ed.) D.B. Kabalevsky: Composer, Scholar and Pedagogue. Russian Academy of Education, Moscow.

Forrest, D. (2004). Kabalevsky’s Sound Worlds. In A. Giráldez (Ed.). Sound Worlds Discover Proceedings 2004. Madrid: Enclava Creativa Ediciones.

Forrest, D. (1999). A Foreigner’s View of the Teacher. E. Abdullin (Ed.) The History of Music Education as a Science and as an Educational Subject. Moscow State Conservatoire of Music and Moscow State Pedagogical University.

Forrest, D. (1998). Dmitri Kabalevsky: A Music Educator for a Humane Society. C. van Niekerk (Ed). ISME ’98 Conference Proceedings. Pretoria: UNISA.

Forrest, D. (1995). An International Standard for Music Education: The Pedagogy of Dmitri Kabalevsky. Invited speaker, The Standards in Education: Problems and Perspectives. Russian Ministry of Education and the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, October.

Forrest, D. (1993). The Piano Pedagogy of Dmitri Kabalevsky: Extending the Boundaries. Australian Society for Music Education National Conference, Perth.

Conference Presentations (in addition to those published in proceedings)

Forrest, D. (2011). The relationship of art and education for the development of society: Reconsidering Kabalevsky. Arts and Society Conference, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin.

Forrest, D. (2009). Kabalevsky’s bridges to music for children. Musicology Conference of Australia National Conference, Newcastle.

Forrest, D. (1996). Dmitri Kabalevsky: A practical philosopher for all nations. International Society of Music Education World Conference, Amsterdam.

Forrest, D. (1994). The Universal Educator: A Consideration of the Application of the Work of D.B. Kabalevsky. Invited plenary speaker, Special Conference to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Kabalevsky, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow.

Forrest, D. (1994). The Composer of Music for Children. International Society of Music Education World Conference, Tampa, USA.