Dr. Susan Brumfield is the founder and Artistic Director of The West Texas Children’s Chorus. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Brumfield is known for her work as a teacher, author, composer and conductor. In frequent demand as a commissioned composer, clinician and guest conductor, she recently conducted the 2018 ACDA Eastern Division Children’s Honor Choir, and joins the artistic staff of the Pacific International Choral Festival this summer as conductor of the 2019 Treble Choral Festival Choir.
An internationally recognized expert in the Kodály approach, Dr. Brumfield is the author of First, We Sing! Kodály-Inspired Teaching in the Music Classroom, a series of textbooks and song anthologies published by Hal Leonard Music. Dr. Brumfield’s other publications include Hot Peas and Barley-O: Children’s Songs and Games from Scotland, Over the Garden Wall: Children’s Songs and Games from England, and Kentucky Mother Goose, co-authored with American folk legend Jean Ritchie She is currently working on Giro Giro Tondo: Children’s Songs and Games from Italy. Dr. Brumfield is a contributing author for Music Express Magazine and McGraw Hill’s Music Studio.
Dr. Brumfield was honored in both 2012 and 2014 with the Texas Tech University College of Visual and Performing Arts Award for Outstanding Research, and as a two-time finalist for the President’s Book Award. She is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Award for Research at Texas Tech University.
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Bandyrowe (2-Part choir)
Bandyrowe (3 Part Treble choir)
Cradle Hymn (3 Part Treble A Cappella)
First We Sing! 100 Little Songs And Rhymes (primary K-2 Collection) For Reading, Writing and More
First We Sing! Activity Cards For Preparation and Practice
FIRST WE SING! Digital Resource Supplements For Planning and Assessment
First We Sing! Kodaly-Inspired Teaching for the Music Classroom
First We Sing! Songbook One Songs and Games for the Music Class (Set 1)
First We Sing! Songbook Three More Songs and Games for the Music Class
First We Sing! Songbook Two More Songs and Games for the Music Class (Songbook 2)
First We Sing! Teaching Strategies Rhythmic & Melodic Elements for Intermediate Grades
First We Sing! Teaching Strategies Rhythmic and Melodic Elements for Primary Grades
Hot Peas and Barley-O Children's Songs and Games from Scotland
Old Dan Tucker (2-Part choir)
Over the Garden Wall Children's Songs and Games from England