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Brad Merrick, Ph.D., is a past Chair of the ISME (Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission) MISTEC and a current member of the ISME Board (2022-2024). He is currently a Senior Lecturer (Music and Arts Education) at the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne, having previously co-ordinated the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) program at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Brad currently works in Initial Teaching Training (ITE) for Music Educators and works across a range of research capacities, contributing to music education, music technology, online learning, and professional learning and advocacy for teachers. Brad has extensive experience in some of Australia’s largest secondary music and instrumental programs and has specialist knowledge in teaching, technology, performance, and curriculum. He has also worked as a professional guitarist for many years while developing a strong connection with music teachers nationally and internationally. A Past President of the Australian Society for Music Education, the immediate past (MISTEC) Chair, and the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Music Education Research Association, he is passionate about music education, music education research, and equity of access to music education for students for all students, across all locations. A music teacher with over 30 years of experience, Brad completed his Ph.D. at the UNSW, examining the impact of motivation on secondary school musicians. He has published widely, contributing many journal articles and chapters, and is currently a member of the IJME Editorial Board.