SRME Executive Committee


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.


Society for Research in Music Education™ (SRME) Executive Committee

Carlos R. Abril, Chair (2021-2022)
University of Miami
Frost School of Music
Coral Gables, FL

Beatriz Ilari (2024)
University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Johnson (2022)
University of Kansas
School of Music
Lawrence, KS

Evelyn Orman (2024)
University of North Carolina 
Dept of Music
Charlotte, NC

Carl Hancock (2026)
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

Mike Hewitt for the University of Maryland School of Music. Photo by David Andrews

Michael Hewitt (2022)
University of Maryland
School of Music
College Park, MD

Phil Hash (2026)
Illinois State University
Normal, IL

Ruth Brittin (2026)
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA

Wendy Sims (2024)
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

National Executive Board Liaison: Karen Salvador