Dr André de Quadros, is a conductor, scholar, music educator, and human rights activist, and is a professor of music and chair of the Music Education Department at Boston University. In addition to being Music Director of the Manado State University Choir (Indonesia), he directs two project choirs Common Ground Voices (Israeli/Palestinian/Swedish), and VOICES 21C, and directs an innovative conducting course at the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre in Sweden.
Professor de Quadros is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Choral Music and has numerous other publications to his credit. In addition to leading projects in Massachusetts prisons, he is active in community choral projects in the Arab world and Israel. He is the artistic director of both the London International Music Festival and CONDUCTING 21C at the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre, Sweden. His professional life has taken him to the most diverse settings in more than forty countries.