Zack Moir is a musician, educator, and academic from Edinburgh. He is Professor of Music at Edinburgh Napier University and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Zack’s research interests are in popular music in higher education, music education for social justice, and composition/improvisation pedagogies. Zack is the lead editor of ‘The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspective and Practices’ (2019), an editor of ‘The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education’ (2017), and an editor of ‘Action Based Approaches in Popular Music Education (2021).

Zack is the Chair of the International Society for Music Education’s Popular Music Special Interest Group and is on the Board of Directors of the Association for Popular Music Education. Zack is also an active composer/musician. Recent compositions include pieces for saxophone and tape, solo cello, and a reactive generative sound art installation for the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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