Michael Jones is Director of Music at Villanova College, Coorparoo, Queensland. In this role, Michael leads a team of 20 staff that delivers instruction to 500 students, from Year 5-12, providing teaching and learning outcomes of the highest level. As the Artistic Director of the Queensland Catholic Colleges’ and Schools’ Music Festival, he ensures educational and artistic imperatives are produced, developed and refined, making the festival a flag-ship event in Catholic music education and the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Michael’s 20 years’ experience, working in Government, Diocesan, and Independent schooling contexts in both metropolitan and Regional areas, has found him in both Classroom and Instrumental Music Educator roles. His career has centred around program development and student engagement, located within a vibrant, music making milieu. Michael is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, completing a Doctor of Music Arts researching Teaching and Learning in the Ensemble context.