Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Catherine Brodie

Music Education

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M.A. in Music Education, Eastern Michigan Universit
B.S. in Music Education, Eastern Michigan University

Courses Taught

  • Music for Elementary Teachers
  • Music Education Elementary School Methods 


Catherine Brodie retired from Monroe public schools with 25 years of service in music education. She is an active member of the Michigan School Vocal Music Association where she serves on the adjudication committee and the American Choral Director’s Association where she serves as state treasurer.

Catherine has directed several State Honor’s Choirs. She was chosen by the Michigan Music Teachers Association as teacher of the year for her work in Elementary music Education. She was also selected as teacher of the year in 2005 by the Michigan School Vocal Music Association.

Catherine is past conductor of several choirs at Monroe High school who consistently received superior ratings. She also conducted Oakland Singers, Toledo Opera Children’s Chorus and the River Raisin Centre for the Arts Cantate. She is the current conductor for Monroe County Community College Agora Chorale as well as MCCC Prelude a children’s chorale. She is a member of the John Tyner Chorale, Carillon Women's Chorale, and St. Paul’s Methodist Chancel Choir. She directs the St. Paul’s United Methodist Bell choir.

Catherine and her husband Bill have three sons; Matthew, Andrew and Brian and three grandsons: Liam, Aidan and Caleb.


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