K-8 Music Teacher: Ms. Brown
The students are currently learning how to read rhythms as they perform on percussive instruments. We will focus on singing skills as Christmas draws near. In January, the lower elementary grades will follow the state Music Curriculum, learning to read advanced rhythms. They will learn to sight read on solfege and will experience playing in an Orff Ensemble. The upper elementary and middle school grades will learn to read pitches on the staff in preparation for our new Keyboard Lab!! They will show off their new skills in a Keyboard Recital in the spring.
I accepted the position of Music Director at Emmanuel Lutheran Church after relocating to Asheville two years ago. I'm thrilled to be the newly appointed Music Teacher! My formal education began at the Univ. of WI. I love learning the latest teaching/conducting techniques. I continued graduate studies at the Univ of Miami, Salzburg College, Univ of MI, MI State, Univ. of GA, San Jose State, Westminster Choir College, and Eastman School of Music. I've performed with the Asheville Symphony Choir/Orchestra, and recently sang solos at Southwark and Canterbury Cathedrals in England. When I'm not making music, I love whitewater kayaking and hiking!