Dr. Julie Bannerman is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and coordinates the PreK Music Partnership with Tuscaloosa City Schools. A former public school music teacher, she specializes in general music education at all levels. Before Alabama, she served on the Music Education Faculty at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, New York, as the Early Childhood Music specialist.

Dr. Bannerman’s research and clinical interests include culturally and linguistically diverse learners in music classrooms, general music education, curriculum innovation, technology integration, policy and access to music education, and music teacher education. She is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Educators Journal, and Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Dr. Bannerman serves on the editorial boards of Contributions to Music Education (2020-2028) and Music Educators Journal (2024-2028).

Dr. Bannerman’s public school teaching career includes over five years working in early childhood, elementary, and middle school general and vocal music. She additionally served for two years in the United States Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Nicaragua, Central America. Dr. Bannerman has studied varied pedagogical approaches to music education including Kodály, Orff-Schulwerk, world music pedagogy, and popular music pedagogy. Dr. Bannerman regularly presents research and clinical sessions at state and national conferences.

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