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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Debra Brown

Dr. Debra Brown



660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2017



  • Ph.D. Music Education; University of Kansas
  • Master in Medical Education; University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Bachelor of Music Education; Baker University

Courses Taught

  • Secondary General Music Methods
  • Music in the Elementary School
  • Intersections in the Arts
  • Professional Learning Community I

Academic Interests

  • Elementary Education Curriculum
  • Teacher Education
  • Listening Skills in Music

Scholarly Activity

Conference Poster Presentations

  • Nationally: NAfME conferences in Greensboro, NC, St. Louis, MO, Atlanta, GA
  • State: KMEA, Wichita, KS and IMEA, Fort Wayne, IN


  • Curriculum or methodology in general music, Indiana and Kansas
  • Children’s Chorus, Kansas

Other Professional Experiences

Prior to Northwest Missouri State, Dr. Brown was an assistant professor in music education at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She served as a teaching assistant and later a visiting professor in music education/music therapy at the University of Kansas from 2011-2016 and as an adjunct professor of music at Johnson County Community College.  Before and along with collegiate teaching, Dr. Brown taught elementary general music and children’s chorus in the Olathe, KS public school district.


  • Member, National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
  • Member, American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA)
  • Member, College Music Society
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member, Phi Mu Fraternity