Dr. Yiannis Miralis is Associate Professor of Music Education and Saxophone and director of the symphonic band at European University Cyprus. He holds degrees from Lawrence University (BM), Bowling Green State University (MM) and Michigan State University (PhD). His areas of interest are world music pedagogy and multicultural music education, instrumental music education and saxophone chamber music. He previously worked at the University of Idaho, the University of Windsor and the University of Cyprus, as well as in various public and private schools in Cyprus and the USA (K-10). He has presented workshops and papers in various conferences and his articles appear in international music journals. He has appeared with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and is active with the Transcontinental Saxophone Quartet and the Mediterranean Trio, with whom he performed extensively in Europe and the USA. He is a board member of the European Chamber Music Teachers’ Association (ECMTA).