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Julie Bannerman teaches courses in music education at SUNY-Potsdam. A graduate of Lawrence University (B. M. in Choral/General Music Education and B.A. in Gender Studies) and The University of Washington (M.A. in Music Education), she is currently a candidate for the PhD in Music Education at Northwestern University. She taught general music for over five years in diverse early childhood, elementary, and middle school settings in Seattle, Washington and in California's Bay Area. In addition to teaching in the US, she served for two years in the United States Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Nicaragua, Central America (03'-05').Bannerman has studied varied approaches to music education including Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, and world music pedagogy. Her research interests include sociocultural issues in music education, with particular emphases on gender and cultural diversity. With additional interests in policy and historical research, Bannerman conducted archival research into US music education and cultural relations efforts with Latin America in the 1940s with the support of a research grant. Her scholarship has been presented at regional, national, and international conferences for organizations such as the National Association for Music Education, The International Society for Music Education, and the Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music. She has published in journals such as Triad and Diskussion Musikpädagogik.