Prof. Dr. Thade Buchborn is full professor of music education at University of Music in Freiburg, Germany. He is head of the music teacher training program, deputy head of doctoral studies and board member of Freiburg School of Education (FACE). He leads funded research projects on music making, improvisation and composition in the classroom, cultural diversity and amateur music in rural areas and on specializes in reconstructive methods and Design-Based Research. Prof. Dr. Buchborn has been working within the EAS since 2003, is currently secretary of the board and chair of the editorial board. He was chair of the Freiburg conference team in 2021 as well as chair of the European doctoral student forum. He has published in peer-reviewed national and international journals and book series, and is a board member of the journal Music Education Research.