College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Ms. Margaret Brown

Adjunct Professor
Area: Music Education

Phone: 817-272-3471
Office Location: FA 109
Degree(s): M.M Texas Tech University, B.M.Ed Texas Weslyan University
Mentis Profile: Coming Soon

Margaret Brown is one of the two founding Orchestra Directors in McKinney ISD. The program prospers and is growing abundantly, now in its fifteenth year of existence. She recently retired as the Director of Orchestras at McKinney North High School, which features monthly Chamber Music Nights, in addition to a full orchestra program and is consistently a UIL Sweepstakes program. Formerly, she taught at Wilson Junior High and began the Irons Junior High School Orchestra in Lubbock, TX, when the school opened in 1989. It soon grew into a Sweepstakes Award winning program, including a chamber music and a full orchestra. Ms. Brown held previous positions in Grand Prairie and Tyler.  

She served as Conductor of the Lubbock Youth Symphony String Orchestra and also as the Master Teacher for the Texas Tech String Project, an ASTA originated national project that recruits and trains future orchestra directors. Ms. Brown served on the Executive Board of the Texas Orchestra Director’s Association (TODA) for five years, as well as the TexASTA President and Treasurer and Region 16 TMEA Secretary and Orchestra Chair. She is an adjudicator and clinician across the state for various All Region orchestras and contests. 

Ms. Brown earned the Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Wesleyan University where she studied with Dr. Robert McCashin, and the Master of Music from Texas Tech University where she studied with Dr. Virginia Kellogg. Other memberships include Mu Omicron, TODA, TMAA, and Sigma Alpha Iota. Honors include “Who’s Who Among American Women,” “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,” “Who’s Who in Music,” and “Who’s Who Among American High School Students.” She also is a PTA Lifetime Membership Honoree. She is in her thirty-fifth year of teaching as she begins her time at UTA as an adjunct music professor and supervisor for student teachers. 

Gardening, travel and spending time with her family are some of her favorite things in her personal life.