Brumfield, Susan

(806) 239-0735
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma 2000
M.Ed Stephen F. Austin 1995
B.M Ed. Louisiana Tech University 1979

Kodály Studies

Kodály Certification Round Top FAME (University of Texas)

Teaching Experience

I have extensive experience teaching vocal and instrumental music in public and private schools, K-12. For the last 21 years, I've taught undergraduates and graduates at Texas Tech University. I have served as academic director of numerous Kodály Certification programs during the last 20 years, including the West Texas Kodály Initiative, Portland State University, Westminster Choir College and the University of North Texas. Additionally, I am the Artistic Director of The West Texas Children's Chorus.

Presentation Experiences

I have presented workshops for IKS, BKA (British Kodály Academy), ISME (International Society for Music Education), Kodály Province chapters in Canada. I have also been an active national clinician/ conductor, presenting at OAKE, AOSA and ACDA, as well as state and regional conferences throughout the country.

Areas of Expertise

Methodology, Choral Pedagogy
Traditional Music Performance and Research
Older Beginners, Curriculum Development K-12

Session Topics

Methodology, Choral Pedagogy, Traditional Music Performance and Research, Older Beginners, Curriculum Development K-12, Steps in Skill Development, Repertoire for K-5, Kodály in the Choral Classroom, Kodály in the Instrumental Classroom.

Additional Information

Author, Composer: Hal Leonard Music
Contributing Author: McGraw Hill Music
Sponsorships may be requested to defray costs to chapters, etc., and materials/ music packets may be provided at reduced or no cost upon request.