Dr. Brian Silvey, Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music Education, was recently appointed as the next Editor of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. The mission of the peer-reviewed online journal, which is published in association with the National Association for Music Education, is to “bring research in music teaching and learning close to everyday practice to help teachers apply research in their music classrooms and rehearsal halls.” He will serve as Associate Editor from 2018 – 2020 before taking over a four-year term as Editor from 2020 – 2024. Dr. Silvey comments, “I am excited and humbled to have been appointed in this capacity. Update has a history of excellence in the music education research field. Interestingly, my very first research article was published in this journal. I look forward to serving the music education community in my role as Associate Editor/Editor-Elect, and will strive to continue the excellent work of my predecessors.” Congratulations to Dr. Silvey for the prestigious appointment!