Prof. Debbie GlazeProf. Debbie Glaze is currently the Past President of the NW Division of NAfME and Associate Professor of Music Education at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  She teaches choral methods and literature courses, childhood and introductory music education courses, conducts the Madrigal Singers, and supervises student teachers.   She is active in the Northwest regionas a clinician and adjudicator.  Debbie holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Colorado State University and an MMEd. with emphasis in Choral Conducting from San Jose State University.  Her particular passions at the moment include brain research applied to the music classroom and effective teacher training using current best practices.  She is also the Director of Music Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon

Please feel welcome to contact her with your questions at 503.725.3155 or 1.800.547.8887 ext. 3155 or e-mail her at GlazeD@pdx.edu



Dr. Susan Brumfield

Dr. Susan Brumfield, PhD, is associate professor of music at Texas Tech University and holds a PhD in music education from the University of Oklahoma. She is well known nationally and internationally for her work with children's choirs and as a Kodály educator.

Professor Brumfield serves as the Academic Director for the PSU Kodály Certification Workshop.




Carol Brown

Carol J. Brown received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas-Austin and a Master of Education from Indiana University where she also did graduate work in Folklore and enomusicology. As a graduate assistant she worked as a recording technician in the IU Archives of Traditional Music, the second largest archive of folk music in the United States. She holds a two-year diploma with special recognition for achievement in folk music from the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary. She has taught folklore classes at the University of Texas-Pan American and solvege and folk music in Kodaly certification programs across the country.

For twenty years she has taught music in McAllen, Texas, located on the US-Mexican border. Her research as focused on children's traditional songs and singing games from Latin America. With her students, she presented demonstration sessions at the 2000 Texas Music Educators Association state convention and in the 2002 Organziation of American Kodály Educators national convention. She is regularly invited to present workshops on Mexican traditional culture and folk song and she was project consultant for the two Mexican singing games featured on the recent Global Voices DVD series produced in connection with McMillan/McGraw-Hill's Spotlight on Music textbooks. She is currently music specialist and choir director at IDEA Quest Academy in McAllen. She plays horn in the Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Andrew PaneyDr. Andy Paney is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wheaton College in Illinois and a Master of Music Education and a PhD in fine arts with an emphasis in music education from Texas Tech University, with additional Kodály studies through Portland State University and the West Texas Kodály Initiative. He taught public school music in Illinois and Texas and worked with children's choirs in Lubbock, Texas. He presents research at regional and national conferences and performs around as pianist for the vocal ensemble Sweet Peas.  He is thrilled to be starting the Oxford Children's Chorus this year!

Katalin KissDr. Katalin Kiss is founder, conductor and artistic director of Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble, Hungary; and professor of conducting and musicianship at the Kodály Institute of Ferenc Liszt University of Music.  She received her diploma in choral conducting and music education and took her doctor’s degree ( DLA, Doctor of Liberal Arts ) at the Ferenc Liszt University of  Music in Budapest.  

Dr. Kiss spent several years at the Kodály Center of America in Boston, Massachusetts, as a guest lecturer and conductor.

She is a regular performer and lecturer at music conventions, symposia and seminars and juror at international choir competitions in Hungary and worldwide.  She is the representative of Hungarian choral conductors in the Council of World Choir Games.

In 1990, she founded the Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble. Under her lead, the choir won major titles in international choir competitions.  Besides many first prizes and special honors, they won Grand Prizes in Ankara, Turkey 1996; Tours, France 1997; Zwickau, Germany 1998; and Budapest, Hungary 1999. 

In 1993, she founded Ars Nova Editio and became one of the major publishers of contemporary Hungarian choral music.  She received several prestigious awards for the extraordinary high standard of the dissemination of contemporary music.


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