- PhD, Music Education, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
- MA, Music Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- BM General/Choral Music Education, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
- BA Gender Studies, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Dr. Julie Bannerman is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Alabama. Her appointment began in 2019. 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.
Dr. Bannerman’s research and clinical interests include sociocultural issues in music education, policy issues in music education, and music teacher education. She is published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education,Diskussion Musikpädagogik, and Triad. Dr. Bannerman regularly presents research and clinical sessions at regional, national, and international venues including the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA) Professional Development Conference, the Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National Conference, the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) Symposium, and the International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference, among others.
Prior to her appointment as Assistant Professor, Dr. Bannerman served for three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Alabama. Prior to Alabama, she served for three years on the Music Education Faculty at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, New York.
Prior to her work in higher education Dr. Bannerman taught early childhood, elementary, and middle school general and vocal music in Washington and California. In addition to teaching in the US, she served in the United States Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Nicaragua, Central America (03′-05′). She has studied varied approaches to general music education including Kodály (Levels I and II), Orff (Level I), Dalcroze, and World Music Pedagogy. She was recently awarded a Modern Band Higher Education Fellowship by Little Kids Rock which will begin in the summer of 2020 focusing on popular music pedagogy.
MUE 350: Evaluation, Teaching and Learning Music
MUE 387: The Elementary School Music Program
MUE 497: Internship in Music Education
MUE 500: Foundations of Music Education
MUE 522: General Music: Approaches and Practices
MUE 698: Non-Dissertation Research
MUE 535: Curriculum Projects in Music Education
Bannerman, J. K. (2019). Singing in school culture: Exploring access to choral participation in a rural secondary school. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 222, 44-62. https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/10.5406/bulcouresmusedu.222.0044.pdf
Bannerman, J. K.(2020, January). PreK? Ok! Practical ideas for bringing PreK general music to life. Session for the 2020 Alabama Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, Montgomery, AL.
Bannerman, J. K.& Barrett, J. R. (2019, May). Creating gender inclusive elementary general music classrooms. Session for the 2019 Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, Virginia.
Bannerman, J. K. &O’Leary, E.J. (2019, May). Questioning assumptions and setting expectations: Understanding the technology experiences and competencies of preservice music teachers. Session for the 2019 Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, Virginia.