Avril’s research interests include:

Narrative Music in Ballet for DMus Composition Portfolio (Nelson Mandela University)

Guitar repertoire and SA Composers MMus Research (University of Cape Town)

Music entrepreneurship research and the future of art music (Cape Town Academy of Music)

Ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey’s field recordings (Rhodes University, International Library of African Music)

The Ud in Turkish music (for the film script The Wild Coast)