Dr. Richard Brown
Dr. Richard Brown is an Associate Professor of Music and is currently in his eleventh year at West Liberty University, where his duties include elementary and secondary teaching methods classes for music majors, music methods for elementary education majors, band instrument repair, and supervision of student teachers. He was also the master teacher of instrumental music at the 2001 and 2002 West Virginia Governors School for the Arts. He is currently president of West Virginia Music Educators Association, and is on the Executive Board of the Southern Division of MENC: The National Association for Music Education.
Prior to his appointment at West Liberty, he was Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA where he taught a variety of music and music education classes. Dr. Brown also taught at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, where he directed the wind ensemble, the chamber orchestra, pep bands, and taught a variety of music and music education classes. He has 12 years experience in public school teaching, which includes K-3 general music, middle school vocal, general, and instrumental music, and high school band. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Morehead State University, a Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University, and a PhD in Music Education with a Cognate in Child Development from Michigan State University.
He has presented numerous workshops on music for special learners and music teacher preparation in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and served as a guest conductor of band and orchestra honours ensembles in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.