Sandra Mace is the program coordinator for the Music Research Institute, specializing in sound-level exposure of musicians. She holds a BM and MM in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is completing a PhD in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and holds CAOCH certification as an occupational hearing conservationist. She taught elementary music and middle school band during twelve years with public schools of North Carolina. She remains active as an adjudicator for middle and high school honor band auditions as well as a trumpet instructor and performer. She has presented research at the North Carolina Music Educators Conference and speaks to middle and high school students about sound-level measurement and hearing protection.