Carlos Abril is professor and director of undergraduate music education at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami where he teaches courses in general music methods, cultural diversity and philosophy of music education. Abril’s research focuses on policy, sociocultural issues in music education, and music education curriculum. He co-edited the book, Musical Experience in Our Lives (Rowman & Littlefield) and is currently co-editing a book critically examining music teaching methods and approaches (Oxford University Press). He serves on a number of editorial boards in the U.S., Spain, and South America, including the Journal of Research in Music Education and Enseñar Música. Abril has been honored as the Miami-Dade Region Teacher of the Year, with the Cervantes Outstanding Teacher Award, and the University of Miami Provost's Research Award.  Prior to his appointment at the Frost School, he served as associate professor and coordinator of music education at Northwestern University.