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Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Rae Linda Brown came to Loyola Marymount University in 2008. She currently serves as Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and holds the faculty position of Professor of Music. Dr. Brown earned her B.S. in Music Education from the University of Connecticut, a M.A. in African American Studies, and a Ph.D. in musicology from Yale University. Prior to coming to LMU she held full-time faculty and administrative positions at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Michigan. In 2004-2005 she was a Fellow of the American Council on Education and served as a member of the President David Oxtoby’s leadership team at Pomona College.

Brown has completed a biography of composer Florence B. Price, The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price, 1887-1953 (forthcoming University of Illinois Press) and has been involved in editing many of Price’s scores for performance and recording, including on the Koch and Cambria labels . Ensembles that have performed Brown’s editions include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Women’s Philharmonic (San Francisco), the Chicago String Ensemble, the Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series (Minneapolis), the Savannah Symphony, the Albany (Georgia) Symphony, the Springfield (Missouri) Symphony, and the Camellia Symphony (Sacramento). Her published editions of Price’s music include the Sonata in E Minor for piano (G. Schirmer, 1997), the Symphony in E Minor and the Symphony No. 3 in C Minor in Music in the United States of America (A-R Editions, 2008), and selected art songs (Classical Vocal Reprints, 2009, 2011). Professor Brown lectures nationwide on American and African American music. Her articles have appeared in American Music, Black Music Research Journal, Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance: A Collection of Essays (1990), and the New Grove Dictionary of Music. She was the music editor of the five-volumeEncyclopedia of African American History and Culture (Macmillan, 1996).

The Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education works closely with the deans and faculty of the colleges and schools to promote an integrated approach to education where students are empowered to be independent learners through research and creative activity, international education, and engaged learning experiences. The Associate Provost oversees Study Abroad, the Academic Resource Center, Disability Support Services, the University Honors Program, Undergraduate Research programs, and National and International Fellowships and Scholarships. In collaboration with the Associate Vice President of Residential Life, the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education is responsible for Retention and Student Success, the Living/Learning Communities, Faculty-in-Residence and Faculty Fellows Programs. The Office plays a leadership role in promoting academic success for student athletes and serves as the Academic Affairs liaison to the university wide emergency management operations.