Brad Merrick, Ph.D., is the immediate past Chair of the ISME (Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission) MISTEC and a current member of the ISME Board. He is currently Senior Lecturer (Music and Arts Education) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, having previously been the Coordinator of the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) program at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne for the past three years. Brad currently works in Initial Teaching Training (ITE) for Music Educators, and works in a range of research capacities, contributing to music education and professional learning for teachers. Brad has extensive experience in some of Australia’s largest secondary music and instrumental programs and has specialist knowledge in teaching, technology, and curriculum. He has also worked as a professional guitarist for many years while developing a strong connection with music teachers nationally and internationally. As an immediate Past President of the Australian Society for Music Education, the current (MISTEC) Chair, and Deputy President of the Australian and New Zealand Music Education Research Association, he is passionate about music education and equity of access for students. Brad completed his Ph.D. at the UNSW, examining the impact of motivation on secondary school musicians. He has published widely and is currently on the organising committee for the 2022 ISME World Conference.