The Body in Music is a groundbreaking music psychology text innovatively marrying perspectives from western music performance practice and pedagogy with those spanning experimental to social research. Founded on a significant heritage of artistic practice, it reinvigorates traditional ideas with fresh knowledge garnered from the burgeoning field of inquiry into the role of the body in generating, communicating, and perceiving performance. An exemplar vignette, crafted from the authors' shared performance experience, sets the tone for the work, embedding it in an established socio-cultural context. Case-study driven chapters strive to reconcile empirical work and performance practice. Woven together, they form a narrative journeying the multi-dimensional roles of bodily engagement with music performance. This text is timely in that it bridges a widening gap between disciplines, researcher, and practitioner offering pathways of convergence towards developing theory and understanding of the body in music performance.