Julie Bannerman

Assistant Professor of Music Education

  • email: jbannerman@ua.edu
  • phone (205) 348-1344
  • office location Moody Music Building 165

Education

  • 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

Bio

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 Journal of Music Teacher Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, Diskussion Musikpädagogik, and Triad. Dr. Bannerman serves on the editorial board of Contributions to Music Education and is a member of the Music Educators Journal Advisory Committee.

Dr. Bannerman regularly presents research and clinical sessions at venues such as the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA) Professional Development Conference, the Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music, the Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) National 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. Before Alabama, she served for three years on the Music Education Faculty at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, New York.

Dr. Bannerman received her PhD in Music Education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She received her Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Washington, Seattle. Originally from Wisconsin, she earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Dr. Bannerman’s public school teaching career including working in early childhood, elementary, and middle school general and vocal music in Washington state and California. 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, Orff, Dalcroze, and World Music Pedagogy.

Courses

Undergraduate

MUE 350: Evaluation, Teaching and Learning Music

MUE 387: The Elementary School Music Program

MUE 497: Internship in Music Education

Graduate

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

Selected Publications

Recent Publications

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

Recent Presentations

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.