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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Debra Brown

Dr. Debra Brown

Email

Office

238 FA

Phone

660.562.1325
660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2017

Assistant Professor


Education

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

Courses Taught

  • EDCI 62-113 and 62-116: Professional Learning Community I & II
  • MUS 19-235: Intersection of the Arts
  • MUS 19-380: Music in the Elementary School
  • MUS 19-481: Elementary General Music Methods
  • MUS 19-592: Secondary General Music Methods

Academic Interests

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

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

Presentations

  • Curriculum or methodology in general music, Indiana and Kansas
  • Children’s Chorus, Kansas
  • Music Listening Integration in the General Music Classroom, Kansas

Student Group Advisement

  • National Association for Music Education-Collegiate Chapter (NAfME-C), Faculty Advisor

Other Professional Experiences

This is Dr. Brown’s second year at Northwest Missouri State University. Prior to arriving in Maryville, Dr. Brown was an assistant professor in music education at Ball State University in Muncie, IN during the 2016-2017 school year. She also 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, Overland Park, KS, until summer of 2018.  Before and along with collegiate work, Dr. Brown taught elementary general music and children’s chorus and served as a general music facilitator in the Olathe, KS public school district.

Memberships

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