Lauren Kapalka Richerme is Associate Professor of Music Education at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on philosophy, sociology, and cultural diversity as well as mentors graduate students’ research. Lauren’s publications include the philosophy book Complicating, Considering, and Connecting Music Education, the co-authored book Music Education Research: An Introduction, 22 peer reviewed articles, and four invited book chapters. Lauren currently serves as the editor for Action, Criticism, and Theory in Music Education, and she holds leadership positions in International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education and International Society for Music Education Policy Commission. Prior to her university teaching, Lauren taught high school and middle school band and general music in Massachusetts. She holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Harvard University, and Arizona State University.