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Dr. Debra Brown



106A Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Bldg



Joined Northwest in 2017

Associate Professor

Associate Chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts


  • Ph.D. Music Education; University of Kansas
  • Master in Music 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
  • EDCI 62-220 and 62-225: Designing Integrated Curriculum I & II
  • MUS 19-222: American Popular Music
  • 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
  • Integration of Curriculum in Education

Scholarly Activity

Conference Presentations

  • Nationally: (intended) SMTE, Greensboro, NC, and Suncoast Research Symposium, Tampa FL

Conference Poster Presentations

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

Presentations to Music Educators

  • 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

Prior to arriving at Northwest in 2017, 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, from 2000-2018.  Before and along with collegiate teaching, Dr. Brown taught elementary general music and children’s chorus and served as a general music facilitator in the Olathe, KS public school district.


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