Dr. Susan Brumfield is Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech University, and holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. She is known throughout the United States and Europe as a clinician, consultant, author, composer, arranger and conductor of children’s choirs, and is an internationally recognized Kodály educator. Dr. Brumfield is the author of First, We Sing! Kodály-Inspired Teaching in the Music Classroom (Hal Leonard), a set of Kodály-based of curriculum and resource materials for K-5 music. First, We Sing Songbook Two is the second anthology in this comprehensive series.
Dr. Brumfield’s other publications include Hot Peas and Barley-O: Children’s Songs and Games from Scotland and Over the Garden Wall: Children’s Songs and Games from England. She recently completed Kentucky Mother Goose, with American folk legend Jean Ritchie, and 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.
Founder and Artistic Director of The West Texas Children’s Chorus, Dr. Brumfield is also in frequent demand as a commissioned composer. Dr. Brumfield's choral music is published with Hal Leonard Music, Colla Voce Music and BriLee/Carl Fischer. 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.