Dr Sally Bodkin-Allen is the Research Manager at SIT. She is a composer and arranger, runs the SIT Kids Concerts and is a founding member of the Outreach Singing Aotearoa Trust. She is an elected Board member of ANZARME (Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education) and a published researcher in the field of music education. Sally also works with young musicians, teaching at the Out of Hours music programme on Saturday mornings in Invercargill. Sally is married to Dene, a musician and the mother of five children who are all engaged in their own musical pursuits.