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Yiannis Miralis
Associate Professor, Music Education
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Academic Qualifications
QualificationYearAwarding Institution
Doctorate degree in Music Education with a cognate in Ethnomusicology2002Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
Master degree in Music Education (summa cum laude)1996Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA
Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in music1989Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus
Employment History
Period of employmentEmployerLocationPosition
2010todayEuropean University CyprusCyprusAssociate Professor of Music Education and Saxophone
20052007Cyprus CollegeCyprusAssistant Professor of Music Education and Saxophone
1/20056/2005University of CyprusCyprusVisiting Assistant Professor of Music Education
YearTitleOther authorsJournal and Publisher / ConferenceVol.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, Limassol11-24
2010“Music education and world music pedagogy: Recent trends, problems and prospects” (in Greek)Book chapter at Music Education Issues, Ed. Xanthoulla Papapanagiotou89-110
2007Recorded “Music for Two Saxophones” by Dinos Constantinides on Music for Saxophone by Dinos ConstantinidesTheofilos Sotiriades and Friends (CD), Magni MP-0007, Louisiana
2006Clarifying the Terms ‘Multicultural’, ‘Multiethnic’, and ‘World Music Education’ through a Review of Literature”Update: Applications of Research in Music Education24(2)54-66
2004“Manos Hadjidakis: The story of an anarchic youth and a ‘Magnus Eroticus’”Philosophy of Music Education Review12(1)43-54
2003“Multicultural-world music education at the Big Ten schools: A description of course offerings”Update: Applications of Research in Music Education22(1)44-56
2001Mountain Roads, Transcontinental Saxophone QuartetCD (Troy 412). Albany Records, New York
DateTopicInternational / LocalLocation*Role in Exhibition
16/3/2019Invited performance with the Transcontinental Saxophone quartet performance at the National Conference of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)InternationalSpokane, Washington, USAPerformer, musician
12/1/2019Invited Conductor of the Christopher Newport University Honor’s BandInternationalChristopher Newport University, Virginia, USAConductor, performer
19/6/2018Sax Quartet Performance at the CIPA International Investment AwardsLocalHilton Park, Nicosia (Presidential Palace)Musician, coordinator
29/4/2018Sax and piano recitalInternationalBelgian Embassy, Warsaw, PolandPerformer, musician
26/4/2018Performance and conducting with the Cyprus-Estonia Saxophone ChoirLocalCultural Center, EUCMusician, coordinator
31/3/2018Sax Quartet Performance at the 6th Saxophone FestivalInternationalLarissa, GreeceMusician, coordinator
10/2/2018Soloist member of the Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet with the Jackson Symphony OrchestraInternationalJackson, Michigan, USAPerformer, musician
10/3/2017Sax Quartet Performance at Concordia CollegeInternationalMoorhead, Minnesota, USAPerformer, musician
7/9/2015Sax Quartet Performance at UCY Cultural FestivalNationalUniversity of CyprusPerformer, musician
15/11/2012Sax and piano recitalInternationalAmerican University of Beirut, LebanonPerformer, musician
Research Projects
­TitleFunded byProject Role*
2011-2013 Art in Multicultural CommunitiesLifelong Learning Programme (Grundtvig)Team Coordinator
2012Creativity, Improvisation and World Musics in EducationErasmus Intensive ProgramPrimary Coordinator
2010-2012Conduction and Music for Large Ensemble: Composition and Improvisation Erasmus Intensive ProgramTeam Coordinator
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
PeriodOrganizationTitle of Position or ServiceKey Activities
11/2016 – 11/2018Ministry of Education and CultureMember of Examination CommitteeInvolved in the preparation of new exams for the hiring of secondary music teachers
2016Ministry of Education and CultureMember of the Academic CommitteeInvolved in the preparation of new music curriculum for secondary education
2013-todayEuropean Chamber Music Teacher AssociationBoard MemberInvolved with the organization of the two annual meetings, the finances and overall planning of the association
2016-todayForum 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
DateTitleAwarded by:
1997-2002Scholarship for international studentsMichigan State University, MI, USA
1995National winners of the chamber music competition (collegiate category)Music Teachers’ National Conference (MTNA)
1995Winners of the Fischoff international chamber music competitionFischoff International Chamber Music Competition
1993-1995Scholarship for international studentsBowling Green State University, OH, USA
1991-1993Fulbright Scholarship for undergraduate studiesFulbright Scholar Program
Other Achievements