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Amy Branum Huggins, music educator. Scholar, Mu Phi Epsilon Alumni Association, 1975.


Huggins, Amy Branum was born on December 20, 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Leon and Scharlene Oney Branum.


Master of Music in Education with Kodaly emphasis, Holy Name College, Oakland, California, 1985. Bachelor of Music in Education, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1976.


Private piano instructor, Baltimore, since 1973. Early music training faculty preparatory division Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1976—1983, music theory faculty preparatory division, 1976—1983, curriculum designer preparatory division, 1976. Conductor, founder The Pine Grove Madrigals, since 1976.

Vocal music specialist Pine Grove Elementary School, since 1976. Master teacher, supervisor of student teachers Peabody Conservatory of Music, Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, Towson State University, University of Maryland, Loyola College, since 1978. Organizer, director choral festivals Baltimore County Public Schools, 1980—1990.

Instructor Children's Chorus of Maryland, 1983—1986. Curriculum designer Baltimore County Public Schools, 1991. Private voice instructor, since 1997.

Consultant Children's Chorus of Maryland, 1998—1999. Director, co-founder The American Kodaly Institute, since 2000. Instructor graduate studies program Loyola College in Maryland, 2001—2006, director Kodaly master's program, since 2006.

Kodaly clinician, consultant Organization of America Kodaly Educators, Moorhead, Minnesota, since 1978, Maryland United Specialists in Kodaly, Baltimore, since 1978. Med program director Loyola College, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Elements: A Sight Singing and Rhythm Reading Book for Beginners, 1982, Kodaly, American Style, 2001, Folk Guitar for the Music Educator, 2002, 5-String Banjo for the Music Educator, 2003. Columnist: The Kodaly Envoy, 2003-2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors, secretary Children's Chorus of Maryland, 1981—1983. Member of OAKE (chair national conference planning committee 1983-1985, overseer teacher training committee 1983-1985, chair national conference planning committee 1997-1998, overseer teacher training committee 1997-1998, overseer 1997-1998), Music Educators National Conference, The VoiceCare Network, Society for Research in Music Education, Society for Music Teacher Education, Maryland Music Educators Association, American Choral Directors Association, Organization of America Kodaly Educators (vice president 1983-1985, 1997-1998), Maryland United Specialists in Kodaly (secretary 1980-1982, president 1982-1984, member at large 1995-1996, president 1996-1998, 1998-1999, since 2006), Mu Phi Epsilon.


Married R. David Huggins, May 8, 1976. Children: Alexander, Stephanie.

Leon Branum

Scharlene Oney Branum

R. David Huggins

Stephanie Huggins

Alexander Huggins