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Carlos Abril 

Professor of Music and Director of Undergraduate Music Education, University of Miami

Carlos Abril is professor of music and director of undergraduate music education at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Prior to this appointment he was an associate professor of music and the coordinator of music education at Northwestern University. Abril’s research focuses on sociocultural issues in music education, music education policy, and music perception. He has published numerous articles and chapters in research journals, professional magazines, and books. He co-edited the books, Teaching General Music: Approaches, Issues, & Viewpoints (Oxford U Press) and Musical Experience in Our Lives: Things We Learn and Meanings We Make (Rowman & Littlefield) Abril serves on editorial boards in the North America, South America, and Europe. He has been honored as the Miami-Dade Public Schools Region V Teacher of the Year and with the Cervantes Outstanding Educator Award. He is currently serving a term on the NAfME Society for Research in Music Education Executive Committee.