Marie-Louise Bowe

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Assistant Professor, Music Education

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Biography

Assistant Professor of Music Education in the School of Arts Education and Movement, Institute of Education (DCU), Marie-Louise combines a life of teaching, performing and research. With a diverse range of teaching experiences from early childhood, secondary school to adult education, she is a passionate advocate of the transformative effects of public schooling and arts education.

As a Fulbright scholar (2010-2014), she earned her Doctoral Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC, where she worked as 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 second-level (secondary) schools across Ireland. Making regular presentations at international conferences, Marie-Louise's research interests incorporate early childhood and adolescent experiences in music to policy, leadership in the arts and music teacher education/initial teacher education.

Previously, she worked as a post-primary Music and Irish teacher at Belvedere College, Dublin, where she established various initiatives including a wind band and orchestral programme. As a lecturer and supervisor at Maynooth University, Marie-Louise taught and supervised pre-service secondary school music teachers on the Professional Masters in Education programme. As a teaching fellow at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin, she was the Coordinator of Curriculum Music, teaching and supervising pre-service primary school teachers. Furthermore, she established and directed a successful Music Academy, focusing on group and individual instrumental tuition.

Marie-Louise maintains a busy schedule as a viola player, regularly performing with RTÉ's Concert Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra, in addition to diverse performing ensembles. She has 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 is a traditional Irish fiddler and piano accompanist.

Marie-Louise is the Membership Secretary of the Society for Music Education in Ireland and is a Commissioner for the International Society for Music Education (Music in Schools and Teacher Education, MISTEC).

Dr. Bowe welcomes enquiry into doctoral study, firstly in the areas of post-primary music education & policy  and more broadly, in regards to the following wider teaching and research interests: music education, arts education, leadership in the arts and initial teacher education.

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2019 Proceedings of the 22nd International Seminar of the ISME Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission
Bowe, Marie-Louise & Merrick, Brad (Ed.). (2019) Proceedings of the 22nd International Seminar of the ISME Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission Australia: ISME Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission. [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'The Meaning of Music from an Adolescent Perspective: Tom’s Story'
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2014) 'The Meaning of Music from an Adolescent Perspective: Tom’s Story' Music School News, NYC, :19-21. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2014 Proceedings of the MISTEC 20th International Seminar
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2014) Post-primary music education in Ireland: Principals’ perspectives . In: Gabriel Rusinek & Eva Sæther eds. Proceedings of the MISTEC 20th International Seminar , pp.6-23 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2018 Music in School and Teacher Education (MISTEC) seminar,ISME,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2018) Catching and Releasing Possibilities in Unchartered Waters: Scaling Musical Performance With Pre-Service Primary Teachers. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Music in School and Teacher Education (MISTEC) seminar,ISME, Prague , 08-JUL-18 - 12-JAN-19 [Details]
2018 International Society for Music Education World Conference 2018,
Murphy, Regina; Ward, Francis; Bowe, Marie-Louise (2018) Catch and Release: A Model to Develop Student Teacher Situational Interest in Music Education in a Generalist Teacher Education programme. [Oral Presentation], International Society for Music Education World Conference 2018, Baku, Azerbaijan , 16-JUL-18 [Details]
2017 Teaching and Learning Conference, DCU,
Bowe, Marie-Louise, Murphy, Regina & Ward, Francis (2017) Student Engagement. [Oral Presentation], Teaching and Learning Conference, DCU, DCU , 08-SEP-17 [Details]
2016 ISME World Conference on Music Education,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2016) Symposium with MISTEC commissioners: Music In Schools and Teacher Education: Current highlights with a view to the future. [Chaired Session], ISME World Conference on Music Education, Glasgow, Scotland , 17-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 Society for Music Education,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2016) Singing From the Same Hymn Sheet? Principals' Expectations of Post-Primary Music Teachers in Ireland. [Chaired Session], Society for Music Education, University of Limerick , 17-JUL-17 [Details]
2016 Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission, ISME World Conference on Music Education,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2016) Keeping an Eye on the Score: A Co-Constructed Vision for Music Education (Pecha Kucha with fellow commissioners). [Invited Oral Presentation], Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission, ISME World Conference on Music Education, Dublin City University, St. Patrick's Campus, Dublin , 11-JUL-16 [Details]
2015 Research in Music Education (RIME),
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2015) Secondary school music teachers in Ireland: Fulfilling or Failing Principals’ Expectations?. [Oral Presentation], Research in Music Education (RIME), Exeter, United Kingdom [Details]
2014 Society for Music Education in Ireland,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2014) Paper Presentation: Principals’ Perspectives on Post-Primary Music Education. [Chaired Session], Society for Music Education in Ireland, Cork School of Music [Details]
2014 ISME World Conference on Music Education, Music in Schools and Teacher Education,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2014) Facing the Music: Principals’ Perspectives on Post-Primary Music Education in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], ISME World Conference on Music Education, Music in Schools and Teacher Education, Curitiba, Brazil [Details]
2013 NAfME Conference,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2013) Poster and Paper presentation: The Status of Music and The Music Teacher in Irish Post-Primary Schools. [Oral Presentation], NAfME Conference, Hartford, CT, United States [Details]
2013 The College Music Society,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2013) Adolescent Perceptions of Music Class Experiences in Secondary Schools: Irish and American Perspectives. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The College Music Society, Cambridge, MA, USA [Details]
2011 Society for Music Education in Ireland,
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2011) Advocating Practical Participative Music-Making through Instrumental Performance. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Society for Music Education in Ireland, University College Cork [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2014 Post-Primary Music Education in Ireland:Principals' Perspectives.
Bowe, Marie-Louise (2014) Post-Primary Music Education in Ireland:Principals' Perspectives. Thesis [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2010 Fulbright Award ($15,000) Fulbright Commission
2012 Teachers College Fellowship ($60,000), Teachers College, Columbia University
2013 Resident Scholarship ($2,600) International House, NYC
2012 Teachers College General Scholarship ($60,000), Teachers College, Columbia University
2012 Geffen Scholarship ($10,000), Teachers College, Columbia University
2011 International Student Scholarship ($50,000) Teachers College, Columbia University
2013 Partners in International Education Scholarship ($15,000) Teachers College, Columbia University
2011 Travel Grants ($2000) Teachers College, Columbia University
1998 Entrance Scholarship Trinity College, Dublin

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI) Member/Membership Secretary 17-JUL-19 / 17-JUL-17
Comhaltas Ceolteoiri Eireann Member 18-JUL-90 / 11-JUL-00
The Teaching Council of Ireland Member 18-JUL-19 / 18-JUL-19
International Society for Music Education (ISME) Member 18-JUL-19 / 18-JUL-17
Post-Primary Music Teachers Association (PPMTA) Member 18-JUL-19 / 18-JUL-19
The National Association for Music Education, USA (MENC) Member 18-JUL-10 / 18-JUL-14

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
The Society for Music Education Membership Secretary 2015 / 2017
International Society for Music Education, Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission (MISTEC) Assistant Chair/Commissioner 2014 / 2020

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Teachers College, Columbia, NYC In-Service Teacher Supervisor on the Masters’ Programme 18-JUL-11 / 18-JUL-14
Teachers College, Columbia, NYC Graduate Teaching Assistant: “Managing Adult Learning Programmes” module 18-JUL-13 / 18-JUL-14
Belvedere College, Dublin 1 Music and Irish Teacher 18-JUL-06 / 18-JUL-17
St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Music Department Teaching Fellow: Music Department 18-JUL-14 / 18-JUL-15
Maynooth University Music Methodology Lecturer & School Placement Supervisor: Professional Masters in Education 18-JUL-07 / 18-JUL-10
National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland Music Methodology Lecturer: Higher Diploma in Education 18-JUL-14 / 18-JUL-16

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1998 Patrician College, Ballyfin, Laois Leaving Certificate English, Irish, Mathematics, Biology, Business Organisation, German, Music
1999 Royal Irish Academy of Music Associate Diploma: Performer's Diploma in Piano Diploma in Performance
2002 Trinity College, Dublin Bachelor of Arts Music and Irish
2001 Royal Irish Academy of Music Licentiate Diploma: Performer’s Diploma in Piano Performance Diploma in Piano
2003 Trinity College, Dublin Higher Diploma in Education, Music and Irish Education - Post-Primary Teaching
1999 Royal Irish Academy of Music Associate Diploma: Teacher’s Diploma in Piano Teaching Diploma
2014 Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC Doctorate in Music and Music Education (Ed.d) Music Education
2002 “AN CULTÚRLANN” Monkstown, Comhaltas, Dublin, Ireland Diploma in Traditional Irish Music Teaching (TTCT) Teaching Traditional Irish Music
2004 University College, Dublin Masters in Arts Management & Cultural Policy Dissertation Title: Leadership Styles of an Orchestral Conductor: A Case Study of Sir Simon Rattle
2002 Royal Irish Academy of Music Associate Diploma: Teacher’s Diploma in Viola Teaching Diploma

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
FRENCH Basic Basic Basic
GERMAN Functional Basic Functional
Irish Language Fluent Fluent Fluent

Outreach Activities

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2019
DCU in the Community The Scéal and Ubuntu Intergenerational Learning Project Music Workshop for the Sceal and Ubuntu Intergenerational Learning Project in partnership with DCU, IOE and Dublin City Council

Enterprise Engagement

  Year Engagement Type Organisation Description

2016
Invited talk/presentation Trinity College Dublin, MEd. Students Creativity Workshop Presentation Title: Re-Igniting the 2-year old within..An invitation to unleash the imagination; Invited by Professor Marita Kerin

2018
Invited talk/presentation Dorset College, Dublin 1 "Communicating in Early Years: Appraising the necessity of music in facilitating communication in childhood."

2014
Invited talk/presentation Texas Tech University, USA; Music Education Postgraduate Students PresentationTitle: International Music Education; An Irish Perspective; Invited by Professor Janice Killian

2012
Invited talk/presentation Teachers College, Columbia University, Music Education Postgraduate Students Presentation titled: Embracing Uncertainty

2017-2019
Consultancy Trinity College Dublin, B.A Students External Examiner - Performance Module; Invited by Dr. Orla Flanagan

2011
Invited talk/presentation Teachers College, Columbia University, Music Education Postgraduate Students Workshop Presentation Title: String Techniques

2010
Invited talk/presentation Trinity College Dublin, B.Mus. Ed. Students Presentation Title; The Courage to Teach

Research Interests

Initial Teacher/Music Teacher Education and Identities
Early Childhood Music Education
Musical Development
Adolescent Music Education
Secondary School Music Education
Primary Schoo Music Education
Arts Education Policy
Instrumental Learning
Ensemble Based Learning
Leadership in the Arts
Leadership Styles of Orchestral Conductors
Social Justice in Music Education
Adult Learning

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Research Assistant to Dr. Mojico, Multicultural Music Group, Inc. Bronx, NYC Understanding the Long-term Impacts of an After-school Music Program on Youth: Engaging Youth through Exposure to Global Historical Events, Curriculum Integration and Aesthetic Experiences Research Assistant

Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Research Assistant to Dr. Lori Custodero Teachers College Columbia U.S.A.

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Primary/Post-Primary Education (Undergraduate Modules)
Postgraduate Primary/Post-Primary Education (Professional Master of Education)
Music in Early Childhood Education
Choral and Instrumental Methodologies
Conducting Techniques
Creativity and Problem-Solving
Composing in the Classroom
Group Music-Making in the Classroom
Early Childhood Music Education
Popular Music Pedagogy
Foundations/Issues in Music Education (International Perspectives)
Classroom Management
Socially Inclusive Music Education Pedagogy
Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate theses/dissertations
Piano, Violin, Viola (preparing students for competitions and examinations (Royal Irish Academy of Music, Associated Board)
Traditional Irish Instruments (CCE)