Dr Andrew Butt is the Head of Music at Marist College Ashgrove and a casual academic at The University of Queensland. His portfolio career includes professional practice as an educator, performer, composer and producer. Over the last 25 years Andrew has been prominent on the Australian music scene as a multi finalist and winner of the Queensland Music Awards, a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship and performing as a soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He leads Andrew Butt Trio +, an ensemble that has featured at major festivals, venues and radio across Australia and internationally including regular airplay on Australia's national broadcaster the ABC. In 2011 Andrew was awarded a Special Commendation award at the Australian Society of Music Educators (ASME) National Conference by the Hon Peter Garrett AM for his contribution to Music Education. His research interests include artistic research through live performance, identity, culture and music education.