Professor Lia Laor is Dean of the Faculty of Education at Levinsky College of Education, Israel, and former Chair of the college’s Music Education Graduate Program. She received her BA in Piano Performance from the Rubin Academy of Music and her PhD from the Department of Musicology in the Faculty of the Arts at Tel Aviv University, Israel. During her graduate studies, she spent a one-year externship at Yale University’s Department of Music. She is a graduate and former Deputy Director of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, Jerusalem. As a musicologist and music educator, Professor Laor founded and served as Editor for the Hebrew periodical Mafteah, and coordinated the Curriculum Committee responsible for Israel’s New National Music Curriculum (2011). Her research and teaching interests include the history, philosophy, and methodology of music education; music teacher education; and the development of professional identity, as well as leadership among music educators.