Dr. Bruce Carter is a music educator and researcher, whose work focuses on issues of creativity and the intersections of social justice and arts participation. Recently, research has been published in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, in addition to numerous invited chapters by Oxford Press. This year, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Education designated the Bruce Carter Qualitative Research Center as a place for graduate students to meaningfully pursue meaningful qualitative research agendas. Dr. Carter received a B.M. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, an M.M. from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Northwestern University.