Brown, Alicia

[email protected]
(319) 239-9132
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

Master of Arts in Music- Kodaly Concentration; University of St. Thomas- St. Paul, MN; 2017
Orff Levels I-III; University of St. Thomas; 2015
Bachelor of Music Education- Vocal Concentration; Illinois Wesleyan University- Bloomington, IL; 2010

Kodály Studies

Master of Arts in Music- Kodaly Concentration; Kodaly Levels I-III (2014) and Master Class; University of St. Thomas 2017

Teaching Experience

Chicago Public Schools
PK-6 Dual Language General Music
5-6 Advanced Choir
Arts Liaison

Illinois School District 89
PK-5 Bilingual General Music

Wapsie Valley Community Schools Fairbank, IA
K-6 General Music and 4-6 choir

Presentation Experiences

OAKE National Conference (Online) - 2021
IMEA Conference Ames, IA - 2019
Chicago Public Schools Arts Conference - 2019
TMEA Conference San Antonio, TX - 2019
Arizona Music Educators Conference Phoenix, AZ - 2019
IMEC Peoria, IL - 2018
Chicago Public Schools Lesson Lab - 2018
Illinois Wesleyan University Methods Course - 2018
MKMEA Conference Kansas City, MO - 2018

Areas of Expertise

ESL Strategies
Project-based Learning
Spanish-English Bilingual Resources

Session Topics

Prepare, Present, and Practice Language Learning in the Kodaly Classroom (1-4hrs)
Project-Based Learning and Assessment in the Kodaly Classroom 3hr+
Music Literacy and Composition with Bilingual (Spanish and English) Resources (1-4hrs)

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

My research centers on best practices for native-English speakers who work with Latinx communities. Critical reflection, learning, and action on how to honor the culture of my students in curriculum and my classroom is central to my teaching practice.

Organizational Leadership

Member at Large of OAKE Chapter CAKE 2018-Present
Arts Liaison- Chicago Public Schools Arts Department 2017-Present


Spanish Language Music Curriculum for Use in Bilingual Kodaly Classrooms in the United States - MAME final curriculum project

Additional Information

I am willing to stay with chapter members to save costs for travel.