Lee Higgins is Associate Professor of Music Education at the Boston University School of Music. He is the senior editor of the International Journal of Community Music and past chair of the International Society of Music Education’s (ISME) commission for Community Music Activity. He received his PhD from the Irish Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland. As a community musician he has worked across the education sector as well as within health settings, prison and probation service, youth and community, and orchestra outreach. As a musician he plays guitar, mainly electric popular styles and Brazilian hand held percussion. His professional practices embraces a gamut of music genres, most notably samba drumming, improvisation, pop/rock, and music technology. He has published articles in English, Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish and Italian. He is author of Community Music: In theory and in practice (2012, Oxford University Press) and joint author of Free to be musical: Group improvisation in music (2010, Rowman and Littlefield).