Welcome to the 2018 Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commision (MISTEC) Seminar at NYU Prague - July 8-12, 2018.
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Marie-Louise Bowe

Dublin City University
Assistant Professor - Music Education
School of Arts & Movement, St. Patrick's Campus
Marie-Louise Bowe is Assistant Professor of Music Education in the School of Arts Education and Movement, Institute of Education (DCU). Combining a life of teaching, research, and performing, she is a dedicated and passionate advocate of the transformative effects of public schooling and arts education.
With a diverse range of teaching experiences, she was a Secondary School Music and Irish teacher at Belvedere College, Dublin, where she established various initiatives including a wind band and orchestral programme. Previously, she was a Secondary School Teacher in Our Lady’s Secondary School, Terenure, while also teaching pre-service music teachers at Maynooth University (Professional Masters in Education program). More recently, Marie-Louise held the position of Coordinator of Curriculum Music at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin, teaching and supervising pre-service/in service primary school teachers and supervising Masters-level students. In the past, she ran a successful Music Academy, focusing on group and individual tuition, including early childhood classes, and directed annual summer music courses in her local town, Portlaoise (Music For Fun Summer Camps).
As a Fulbright scholar, she earned her Doctoral Degree in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC. There, she worked as the Assistant to the Program Coordinator, Student Teacher Advisor and Viola/Violin Teacher. Her dissertation titled Post-Primary Music Education in Ireland: Principals’ Perspectives investigated the extent to which music was implemented in post-primary schools across the Republic of Ireland. Making regular presentations at national and international conferences, Dr. Bowe’s research interests incorporate early childhood and adolescent experiences in music to policy, leadership in the arts and music teacher education.
An active freelance viola player who regularly performs with the RTÉ Concert and Symphony Orchestras, Marie-Louise has played under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner and shared the stage with artists such as Pavarotti, José Carreras, “Puff Daddy,” Enrique Iglesias, Cliff Richard, The Corrs (MTV awards), Westlife, Eimear Quinn (Eurovision winner) and Josh Groban to name but a few. Furthermore, she tours extensively, throughout Europe, Asia and the United States as a chamber musician and traditional Irish fiddler.
Marie-Louise received a Music and Irish Degree from Trinity College, Dublin and a Masters in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College, Dublin. In addition to receiving teaching certification as a secondary school teacher from Trinity College, Dublin, she was awarded Licentiate Diplomas (performance and teaching) in viola and piano from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. As a traditional Irish fiddle player, she also holds a teaching diploma in traditional Irish Music (T.T.C.T).
Dr. Bowe is the Membership Secretary of the Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI) and is a Commissioner for the International Society for Music Education (Music in School and Teacher Education, MISTEC). Furthermore, she is an external examiner to the Music Department at Trinity College, Dublin.