André de Quadros

Professor of Music

  • Title Professor of Music
  • Education BA, University of Bombay; Graduate Diploma of Humanities, La Trobe University; Graduate Diploma in Movement and Dance, University of Melbourne; Graduate Diploma in Music, Victorian College of the Arts; Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Monash University; MEd, La Trobe University; Doctor of Education, La Trobe University; Graduate studies at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

André de Quadros, conductor, ethnomusicologist, music educator, writer, and human rights activist has conducted and undertaken research in over forty countries. His professional work has taken him to the most diverse settings, spanning professional ensembles, and projects with prisons, psychosocial rehabilitation, refugees and asylum-seekers, poverty locations, and victims of torture and trauma. His work focuses on equity, justice, and community-building through performance and in published research. Specifically, his work has three principal focus areas: incarceration, forced migration and refugees, and Islamophobia.  Two additional related areas are peacebuilding and community and public health.

André de Quadros has edited and contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music (Cambridge University Press); co-edited and co-authored Tanglewood II: Summoning the Future of Music Education (GIA Press) and My Body was Left on the Street: Music Education and Displacement (Brill); and authored Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective (Routledge). Two other authored books are under contract and in manuscript, Poking the Wasp Nest: Young People Challenge and Educate Race through Applied Theatre (Brill), and Empowering Song: In Pursuit of the Common Good (Routledge). He is general editor of the Carmina Mundi series of Carus-Verlag; editor of Cantemus, Salamu Aleikum: Choral Music of the Muslim World, and Music of Asia and the Pacific all published by Earthsongs (USA); and Songs of the World published by Hinshaw Music (USA).

Professor de Quadros was a Distinguished Academic Visitor, Queens’ College, at the University of Cambridge (2019), and is the 2021 Chorus America recipient of the Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award in recognition of his work in justice and diversity.

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