Alicia Mueller, currently in her 35th year of teaching, has served as the Elementary/Early Childhood General Music Specialist in the Towson University Department of Music since 2000. She serves as the Music Education Division Leader; supervises student interns; teaches the general-vocal P-8 methods/foundation courses for MUED majors, also in collaboration with teaching the children at the TU Child Care Center; teaches the Maryland State Department of Education reading courses to MUED majors; teaches the elementary education music methods courses for non-music majors; and frequently teaches graduate MUED courses. Mueller serves as a liaison with regional schools and the primary consultant with student intern placements for the College of Education.
Mueller received her Ed.D. from Arizona State University; M.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; bachelor's degree from Tennessee Technological University; Orff Schulwerk Teacher's Certificate from George Mason University; plus studied the Dalcroze method at the University of Illinois.
Mueller is an active clinician at national, regional, state, and local levels, presenting workshops/clinics on select topics including movement and music instruction, music for young children, Orff Schulwerk techniques, reading and writing across the curriculum, integration of music and the arts across the curriculum, and teacher training, as well as serving in several state association positions. She has published articles for journals of the following professional organizations: Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Association for Music Education, American Orff Schulwerk Association, Maryland and Washington state music education associations.