Carlos Abril is Professor of Music and Associate Dean of Research at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where he teaches courses in equity, access, and diversity in music education, philosophy of music education, qualitative research, and general music methods. His body of research, which seeks to identify and eliminate visible and invisible barriers to the study of music in schools, is published in numerous research and professional journals, as well as in books. He co-edited the books Teaching General Music: Approaches, Issues, and Viewpoints (Oxford University Press) and Musical Experiences in Our Lives: Lessons We Learn and Meanings We Make (Rowan & Littlefield). He has published music and instructional materials for World Music Press and McGraw-Hill’s Spotlight on Music. His newest project, with Dr. Brent Gault, is an edited book called General Music: Dimensions of Practice (Oxford University Press). Abril is the chair of the Society for Research in Music Education and has served on the Research Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. He was recently honored with the Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship.