Assistant Professor of Music Education
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- phone (205) 348-1344
- office location Moody Music Building 261-A
- PhD, Music Education, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
- MA, Music Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- BM Choral/General 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 culturally and linguistically diverse learners in music classrooms, early childhood music, curriculum innovation, technology integration, policy and access to music education, and music teacher education. She is published in the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and Journal of Research in Music Education. 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, as the Early Childhood General Music specialist.
Dr. Bannerman’s public school teaching career includes over five years working in early childhood, elementary, and middle school general and vocal music in Washington state and California. She served for two years in the United States Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Nicaragua, Central America. She has studied varied pedagogical approaches to general music education including Kodály (Levels 1 & 2), Orff (Level 1), Dalcroze, and World Music Pedagogy. Dr. Bannerman was a Modern Band Higher Education Fellow (2021) and incorporates popular music pedagogy into methods courses.
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 535: Curriculum Projects in Music Education
MUE 698: Non-Dissertation Research
MUE 699: Dissertation Research
Bannerman, J. K. (2022). Music Education and “Music for Uniting the Americas,” 1939–
- Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 0/0, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/15366006221082563
Bannerman, J. K. & E. O’Leary (2021). Digital Natives, unplugged: Challenging assumptions
of preservice music teachers’ technological skills. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 30(2), 10-23. https://doi.org/10.1177/1057083720951462
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://doi.org/10.5406/bulcouresmusedu.222.0044
O’Leary, E. & J. K. Bannerman (2022, November 2-6). Technology integration,
curriculum adaptation, and the COVID19 Pandemic: Teacher perspectives and influences on future practice [Research Poster Presentation]. National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education Conference, National Harbor, Maryland.
O’Leary, E. & Bannerman, J. K. (2022, July 17-22). Exploring music teacher
perspectives on teaching with technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Society for Music Education World Conference, Online.
Bannerman, J. K. (2022, January 20-22). Including English Learners in music
classrooms. Session for the 2022 Alabama Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, Birmingham, AL.
Bannerman, J. K. (2021, February 25-27). Teaching music in two-way immersion
bilingual schools [Research Paper Presentation]. National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education Conference, Online.
Bannerman, J. K. (2021, January 21-23). Going deeper with multicultural music in the
elementary general music classroom: World Music Pedagogy 101. Session for the 2021 Alabama Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, Online.