Associate Professor of Music

Brigetta Miller is an Associate Professor of Music at Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music. As an enrolled member of the Stockbridge-Munsee (Mohican) tribe, her research interests include Native American women’s music, multicultural education, and interdisciplinary learning. Understanding music in relationship to history and culture continues to be an important component of her work as a teacher educator. She recently served as faculty advisor for the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference, a student organization dedicated to the advancement of music education, and is working toward a Ph.D. degree at the University of Washington.

Recent conference invitations include American Educational Research Association in San Diego, CA; International Colloquium for Vernacular. Hispanic, Historical, American and Folklore Studies in Puebla, Mexico; 6th Annual Symposium on Native Scholarship – Indigenous Environments Weaving Together Native Perspectives in Research; NW Division Music Educators National Conference in Portland, OR; and Ninth International Conference of Cultural Diversity in Music Education in Seattle, WA.  World Music Press has accepted her book about indigenous lullabies for publication.

In addition to supervising undergraduate student teachers in area schools she also teaches experienced-based courses which develop pedagogical competencies necessary for teaching music to children from a global perspective. Dedicated to service and community engagement, she currently serves as an ArtsBridge America mentor – a program offering interdisciplinary arts instruction to students from low-income backgrounds.  Her work with Mapping the Beat, a program funded by National Geographic, is designed to bring an innovative geography-through-music integrative curriculum to elementary schools.

Ms. Miller received Lawrence’s 2000 Young Teacher Award, “given annually to an untenured member of the faculty who has demonstrated excellence in the classroom and the promise of continued growth.” She was also featured in the 2005 Lawrence Today President's Report.

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