Professor Huib Schippers has a long, diverse and profound history of engagement with music, education and training in various cultures. Trained as a professional sitar player, he proceeded with (partially overlapping) careers in performance, teaching, research, journalism, the record trade, arts policy, and project management. He founded the World Music School in Amsterdam (1990-1996), worked at conservatoires in Amsterdam and Rotterdam (1998-2003), and was the driving force behind the World Music & Dance Centre in Rotterdam (2001-2006). Currently, he is Director of Queensland Conservatorium and its innovative Research Centre at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Key publications include Facing the music: Shaping music education from a global perspective (OUP, 2010).