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Yiannis Miralis
Associate Professor, Music Education
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution
Doctorate degree in Music Education with a cognate in Ethnomusicology 2002 Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
Master degree in Music Education (summa cum laude) 1996 Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA
Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in music 1989 Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2010 today European University Cyprus Cyprus Associate Professor of Music Education and Saxophone
2005 2007 Cyprus College Cyprus Assistant Professor of Music Education and Saxophone
1/2005 6/2005 University of Cyprus Cyprus Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2014 “World musics and cultural diversity in the music classroom and the community” Book chapter at The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in Music Education, Ed. Colleen Conway
2012 “Discography of Cypriot folk music: An initial analysis” (in Greek) Proceedings of the 1st Ethnographic Symposium, Limassol 11-24
2010 “Music education and world music pedagogy: Recent trends, problems and prospects” (in Greek) Book chapter at Music Education Issues, Ed. Xanthoulla Papapanagiotou 89-110
2007 Recorded “Music for Two Saxophones” by Dinos Constantinides on Music for Saxophone by Dinos Constantinides Theofilos Sotiriades and Friends (CD), Magni MP-0007, Louisiana
2006 Clarifying the Terms ‘Multicultural’, ‘Multiethnic’, and ‘World Music Education’ through a Review of Literature” Update: Applications of Research in Music Education 24(2) 54-66
2004 “Manos Hadjidakis: The story of an anarchic youth and a ‘Magnus Eroticus’” Philosophy of Music Education Review 12(1) 43-54
2003 “Multicultural-world music education at the Big Ten schools: A description of course offerings” Update: Applications of Research in Music Education 22(1) 44-56
2001 Mountain Roads, Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet CD (Troy 412). Albany Records, New York
Date Topic International / Local Location* Role in Exhibition
16/3/2019 Invited performance with the Transcontinental Saxophone quartet performance at the National Conference of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) International Spokane, Washington, USA Performer, musician
12/1/2019 Invited Conductor of the Christopher Newport University Honor’s Band International Christopher Newport University, Virginia, USA Conductor, performer
19/6/2018 Sax Quartet Performance at the CIPA International Investment Awards Local Hilton Park, Nicosia (Presidential Palace) Musician, coordinator
29/4/2018 Sax and piano recital International Belgian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland Performer, musician
26/4/2018 Performance and conducting with the Cyprus-Estonia Saxophone Choir Local Cultural Center, EUC Musician, coordinator
31/3/2018 Sax Quartet Performance at the 6th Saxophone Festival International Larissa, Greece Musician, coordinator
10/2/2018 Soloist member of the Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra International Jackson, Michigan, USA Performer, musician
10/3/2017 Sax Quartet Performance at Concordia College International Moorhead, Minnesota, USA Performer, musician
7/9/2015 Sax Quartet Performance at UCY Cultural Festival National University of Cyprus Performer, musician
15/11/2012 Sax and piano recital International American University of Beirut, Lebanon Performer, musician
Research Projects
­ Title Funded by Project Role*
2011-2013  Art in Multicultural Communities       Lifelong Learning Programme (Grundtvig) Team Coordinator
2012 Creativity, Improvisation and World Musics in Education Erasmus Intensive Program Primary Coordinator
2010-2012 Conduction and Music for Large Ensemble: Composition and Improvisation Erasmus Intensive Program Team Coordinator
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
11/2016 – 11/2018 Ministry of Education and Culture Member of Examination Committee Involved in the preparation of new exams for the hiring of secondary music teachers
2016 Ministry of Education and Culture Member of the Academic Committee Involved in the preparation of new music curriculum for secondary education
2013-today European Chamber Music Teacher Association Board Member Involved with the organization of the two annual meetings, the finances and overall planning of the association
2016-today Forum for Instrumental and Vocal Teaching of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Board Member (2016-2018) Chair of the Board (2018-2020) Involved with the organization of the biannual meeting of the Forum, the finances and overall planning of the Forum
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
1997-2002 Scholarship for international students Michigan State University, MI, USA
1995 National winners of the chamber music competition (collegiate category) Music Teachers’ National Conference (MTNA)
1995 Winners of the Fischoff international chamber music competition Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition
1993-1995 Scholarship for international students Bowling Green State University, OH, USA
1991-1993 Fulbright Scholarship for undergraduate studies Fulbright Scholar Program
Other Achievements