Assistant Professor at Dublin City University, (Institute of Education), Ireland, Dr. Bowe combines a life of teaching, performing and research. She is a dedicated and passionate advocate of the transformative effects of public schooling and arts education. As a Fulbright scholar, Marie-Louise earned her Doctoral Degree in Music and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, NYC. 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. She is a MISTEC Commissioner since 2014 and membership secretary of the Society of Music Education in Ireland (SMEI).