Dr. Yiannis Miralis is Associate Professor of Music Education and Saxophone, Vice Chair of the Department of Arts and International Relations Coordinator of the School of Arts and Education Sciences. He has rich and diverse experience in teaching music at all levels (K-12) both in Cyprus and the USA. He has taught at the University of Cyprus, the Arte Music Academy and the University of Windsor in Canada. From 2001 to 2004 he served as Assistant Professor of Music Education and Saxophone at the Lionel Hampton School of Music of the University of Idaho in the USA. He has been at European University Cyprus (ex Cyprus College) since 2005.
His areas of specialization are focusing on instrumental music education, multicultural music education and world music pedagogy, music education in preschool and primary school and music teacher training. He is the director of the Symphonic Band of Strovolos Municipality-European University Cyprus and has published articles and book chapters at national and international journals. Miralis is also an active saxophonist and chamber musician. He has performed various times with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, with the Transcontinental, Macedonian and Kommandaria Saxophone Quartets, the Mediterranean Trio, other chamber music groups and the Cyprus Big Band. He is member of various professional organizations, board member of the European Chamber Music Teachers’ Association (ECMTA) and president of the Cyprus Saxophone Association.