Dr Emily Wilson is the Coordinator of Music Education and a lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. She teaches music education and teacher education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to early childhood, primary and secondary pre-service teachers. She has over 20 years' experience as a music educator and has also taught classroom and instrumental music in primary and secondary schools in Australia and the UK, including Head of Department posts at secondary schools in the UK.
She has presented at national and international conferences and workshops and published widely. Her PhD thesis is titled, "It's music and we came to play instruments": Teaching for engagement in classroom music, and reflects her research interests that include student engagement, engaging teacher practices, formal and informal learning in music education.