Dr. Benjamin Bolden, music educator and composer, is an assistant professor of music education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include the teaching and learning of composing, community music making and learning, Web 2.0 technologies as educational tools, and arts-informed research methodologies. Ben holds a PhD in music education from the University of Toronto, an MMus in composition from the University of British Columbia, a BEd from OISE/UT, and a BMus from Carleton University. As a teacher, Ben has worked with pre-school, elementary, secondary, and university students in Canada, England, and Taiwan. In addition, Ben is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre. His works have been performed by a broad variety of professional and amateur performing ensembles. Ben is also editor of the Canadian Music Educator, official journal of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association/L’Association canadienne des musiciens éducateurs.