Carlos Abril is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Music Education at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Abril’s research focuses on sociocultural, diversity, and equity issues in music education and is published in major research journals, professional magazines, and books. He co-edited the books, Teaching General Music: Approaches, Issues, & Viewpoints and Musical Experience in Our Lives: Things We Learn and Meanings We Make, and contributed to the Yale Declaration on Equity in Music for City Students. Abril serves on English- and Spanish-language editorial boards in the North America, South America, and Europe. His music arrangements and instructional materials are published by World Music Press and in the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill textbook series, Spotlight on Music. Abril is the incoming chair of the NAfME Society for Research in Music Education and served on the research panel for the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a recipient of the Miami Cervantes Outstanding Educator Award, Northwestern University Faculty Honor Roll, and the University of Miami Provost’s Research.