School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Dr. Alise Brown is an instructor of music education at UNC. She began her teaching career in Secondary English Education, but discovered that her love of music presented a more fulfilling career path. Dr. Brown received her Master of Music degree in Music Education and her Doctorate of Arts in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado. She has taught music in private and public schools at all levels.
She holds Orff and Kodaly training, and is fully certified in all levels of the Ward Method. Dr. Brown has been privileged to study under the Gregorian chant specialists Father Robert Skeris, previously of Vatican City, and Scott Turkington.
Dr. Brown specializes in music literacy and expressivity as taught in the Ward Method. Her work with two children's choirs, ages 4 -12, and directing the Windsor Community Choir rely heavily on these same principles. She had conducted Ward Method workshops at UNC and Calgary, Alberta and gives in-service presentations to schools and organizations regarding the Ward Method and its tenets, including the 2013 Sacred Music Colloquium in Salt Lake City.
Teaching in the Music Education Area at UNC since 2001 has been Dr. Brown’s joy. She has also taught music appreciation at Dayspring University in Ft. Collins and at Rivendell College in Boulder, and is active in a local bell choir.