Brown, Alicia

Email
abrown1@iwu.edu
Phone
(319) 239-9132
Division
Midwestern
OAKE Affiliated Chapter
CAKE

Educational Background

BME Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, IL- 2010
Orff Levels I-III- University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN- 2015
MA in Kodály and Kodály Certification- University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN- 2017

Kodály Studies

Kodály Levels I-III, Master Class, and Master's Degree University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN 2017

Teaching Experience

Chicago Public Schools- Chicago, IL. William P Nixon Elementary- Dual Language. PK-6 General Music. Arts Liaison. 2017-Present
District 89- Maywood, IL. Lincoln and Jane Addams Elementary Schools. PK-5 General Music. 2014-2017
Wapsie Valley Community Schools- Fairbank, IA. Fairbank and Readlyn Elementary Schools. K-6 General Music. 2010-2014

Presentation Experiences

Clinician- Chicago Public Schools Arts Education Conference - April 2019
Clinician- Texas Music Educators Association Conference - February 2019
Clinician- Arizona Music Educators Association Conference- February 2019
Presenter- Chicago Public Schools Lesson Lab - April 2018
Presenter- Illinois Wesleyan University Methods Course - March 2018
Clinician- Illinois Music Education Conference - January 2018
Clinician- Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America Conference - October 2017
Research Poster Presenter- University of St. Thomas - July 2017

Areas of Expertise

Latinx Folksong Repertoire
English Language Learner Strategies
Curriculum Development

Session Topics

Teaching Music Literacy Through Spanish-Language Folk Music- 1 hr. or 3 hr.
Fostering Musicianship and Creativity with Spanish-Language Resources-3-4 hr.
Everyday ELL Strategies for the Music Classroom- 1 hr. or 3 hr.
Culturally Informed Curriculum Development and Assessment- 6 hr.

Organizational Leadership

Member at Large of OAKE Chapter CAKE 2018-Present

Publications

"Spanish Language Music Curriculum for Use in Bilingual Kodály Classrooms in the United States"- MA Curriculum Project