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Brown, Nyssa

Summer Graduate Program - Kodály
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University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., LOR 103
St. Paul, MN 55105

Nyssa Brown is an elementary music teacher at the American School of the Hague in the Netherlands.  She draws on her K-9 vocal/choral music experience in the US and abroad while presenting at local, regional, national, and international conferences on topics that include global music, 21st Century Skills in the music classroom, technology integration, curriculum/assessment writing and professional learning.  In the recent development of the National Core Arts Standards, Nyssa served as a Grade 3-5 sub-committee member.  Ms. Brown served as Music Education Coordinator for Minnesota’s Perpich Center for Arts Education and coached teachers in over 100 school districts across the state of Minnesota.  She was one of ten finalists for 2004 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and received a prestigious Milken Educator Award in 2004 from the Milken Family Foundation.  Passionate about teaching in a global context, Nyssa taught at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India and in both Namibia and South Africa, through a fellowship offered by the Eastman School of Music's Umculo: The Kimberley Project.  

Nyssa is a faculty member of the Kodály Levels Course at Indiana University and the University of St. Thomas.  She also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas and Augsburg College.  Nyssa also studied in Hungary at the Kodály Institute's summer seminar.  She released her first CD in October, 2000, "Packwood or Paradise" and is currently recording a CD of lullabies.  Ms. Brown graduated from the Hartt School of Music and Hartford College for Women in 1998 with a BMus in Education and a BArts in Women's Studies.  She completed her Master of Arts in Music Education at the University of St. Thomas, 2008.  Her Kodály certification was earned at Brigham Young University in 2001, and she has completed Levels 1 and 2 of her Orff training at University of St. Thomas. 

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 742 - 01 Kodaly Concept/Level II M T W R F - - 0800 - 1645 BEC LL03

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1645

Location:

BEC LL03

Course Registration Number:

30150 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Casey M. Barker, Daniel M. LeJeune, Leigh Ann Garner, Nyssa M. Brown

Kodaly Level II studies in musicianship and choral ensemble; materials, analysis, classification & retrieval systems; and curriculum, pedagogy & instructional techniques. Emphasis is placed on teaching grades two and three. Prerequisite: Kodaly Level I (GMUS 741 or GMUS 750, GMUS 751, and GMUS 752) or equivalent.

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GMUS 743 - 01 Kodaly Concept Level III M T W R F - - 0800 - 1645 BEC LL07

Days of Week:

M T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1645

Location:

BEC LL07

Course Registration Number:

30151 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Casey M. Barker, Daniel M. LeJeune, Leigh Ann Garner, Nyssa M. Brown

Kodaly Level III studies in musicianship and choral ensemble ; materials, analysis, classification and retrieval systems; and curriculum, pedagogy & instructional techniques. Emphasis is placed on teaching grades four and five. Prerequisite: Kodaly Level II ( GMUS 742 or GMUS 753, GMUS 754, and GMUS 755) or equivalent.

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