Brumfield, Susan

(806) 239-0735
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Oklahoma 2000
M.Ed. Stephen F. Austin State University 1994
BM Louisiana Tech University 1979

Kodály Studies

FAME Round Top Kodaly Institute 1990

Teaching Experience

Professor, Texas Tech University
Academic Director, West Texas Kodaly Initiative, Portland State University. Former Academic Director, Westminster Choir College Kodaly, University of North Texas Kodaly
Author, Composer, Hal Leonard Corporation
Conductor, Clinician

Presentation Experiences

IKS, International Kodaly Society, Faculty, British Kodaly Academy, Invited Keynote Presenter for Kodaly Australia 2029, Nova Scotia Kodaly Educators, Alberta (CAN) Music Educators Association, OAKE, AOSA ACDA National and Divisional Conferences, NAfME,

Areas of Expertise

Methodology, Choral Pedagogy
Traditional Music Performance/Research
Older Beginners, Curriculum

Session Topics

Inner Hearing
Choral Pedagogy
Choral Literature for Young Choirs
Choral Literature for Intermediate/Advanced Treble Choirs
Repertoire for K-2
Repertoire for Upper Grades
Folk Song Analysis

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

Independent equity work with Dr. Pamela Taylor (Seattle Equity Specialist) Dr. Eugene Rogers, Penelope Cruz (ACDA Diversity Committee Members)
Lecture Attendance: Beverly Daniel Tatum
Webinar Lectures: Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden
Independent Survey of Current Literature on Culturally Responsive Teaching and Music Education

Organizational Leadership



First, We Sing! Kodaly-Inspired Teaching in the Music Classroom:
Teacher's Guide
Teaching Strategies for Primary Grades
Teaching Strategies for Intermediate Grades
Practice Activity Cards
100 Little Songs and Games
Hot Peas and Barley-O: Children's Songs and Games from Scotland
Over the Garden Wall: Children's Songs and Games from England

Additional Information

Hal Leonard Music will co-sponsor and/or provide sponsorship or travel expenses for workshops.