Sergio Figueiredo is a recently retired Associate Professor at the State University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. His research interests include music and teacher education, educational legislation and public policies. He is a member of the Boards of several international journals and was a member of the Music Evaluation Committee linked to the Ministry of Education in Brazil between 2005-2013. He was a member of the National Commission for Incentive to Culture, linked to the Ministry of Culture (2009-2010 and 2013-2014) and Co-Chair of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Research Commission 2012-2014. He is past President of the Brazilian Association of Music Education and current Chairman of its journal’s Editorial Board (2017-2019).