Corrie Box MItchell began her music education career as the Assistant Director for the children’s choir at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) in 1993, graduating from SFASU in 1999 with a B.M. in Piano Performance Pedagogy, Corrie received her M.M.Ed. in Music Education with a Kodály Emphasis in 2010 from Texas State University – San Marcos, where she was awarded “Graduate Student of the Year in Music Education” for the 2010-2011 academic year following completion of a masters thesis on Kodaly pedagogy. Corrie completed her Ph.D. in Music Education at Arizona State University in 2019.
As a Music Specialist at Huebner Elementary in Northeast ISD for almost five years, Corrie was the Campus Nominee for the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2012. She worked at numerous campuses in Arizona during the conclusion of her academic coursework. In 2017, Corrie returned to Texas and was a music specialist at Hazel Harvey Peace Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas where she developed the Honor Choir and worked on the District Curriculum Committee.
As a choral director, Corrie was the Assistant Artistic Director of the Hill Country Youth Chorus at Texas State for five years, Founding Director of the Prelude Chorus and remains on the board of directors. Corrie also directed the “Village Voices Chorale” in Arizona. She also directed numerous high school and middle school choirs in Arizona.
Corrie has presented on technology, creativity, popular music, and Kodály topics in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Minnesota at various regional and national conferences. Corrie began her career at Arizona State University in Fall of 2012, where she taught multiple undergraduate and graduate classes.
Corrie has recently worked for two years as a financial professional in various capacities. While she learned a lot about effective business practices, her first love has always been music, children, and research!