Margaret S. Barrett is Professor and Head of the School of Music at The University of Queensland, and Founding Director of the Creative Collaboratorium at UQ. Prior to this she was Professor of Music and Arts Education and Director of Research, in the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania. Margaret’s record of service to music education includes: President of the International Society for Music Education (2012- 2014); Chair of the World Alliance for Arts Education (2013 - 2015); Discipline writer (Music) for The Australian National Curriculum (2011 - 2013); Chair of the Asia Pacific Symposium of Music Education Research (2009–2011); National President of the Australian Society for Music Education (1999–2001); National Vice– President for the Australian Society for Music Education (1997–1999); and, Chair of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Society for Music Education (1997–1999). During her tenure as President of ISME Margaret established the ISME Development Awards program which has funded individuals and projects advancing music education in Schools and communities across the globe. She currently serves as a Director of the Board for the Australian Music Centre and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Her research investigates musical thought and practice in early learning and development, creativity, the pedagogies of creativity, the development of musical expertise, and career pathways in and through music. This research has been supported by Grants from the Australian Research Council, The Australia Council for the Arts, the British Academy, the Australian Children's Music Foundation, The Australian Youth Orchestra, and Musica Viva. Margaret has published extensively in the major journals and edited collections of the discipline.