Brown, Alicia

(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

Kodaly Levels I-III and Master Class; University of St. Thomas; 2014

Teaching Experience

Chicago Public Schools
PK-6 Dual Language General Music, 5-6 Advanced Choir, Arts Liaison 2017-Present

Illinois School District 89,
PK-5 Bilingual General Music 2014-2017

Wapsie Valley Community Schools Fairbank, IA
K-6 General Music and 4-6 choir 2010-2014

Presentation Experiences

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

Spanish-English Bilingual Resources
Project-based Learning
ESL Strategies

Session Topics

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

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

The focus of my final Master's project was designing a dual-language Kodaly curriculum for use in Spanish and English speaking classrooms in the United States. My research centered on best practices for white native-English speakers who teach native-Spanish and/or English speaking Latinx students. I work closely with my Latinx colleagues and students when designing curriculum and professional development opportunities.

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

Additional Information

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