Paula A. Grissom-Broughton

Chair, Nominating Committee
Appointed November 2019; term ends November 2020

Paula A. Grissom-Broughton currently serves as the Chair of the Music Department at Spelman College, where she also teaches courses related to women, race and music. An active scholar and researcher on the subject of race and gender in the music classroom, she has presented her research at local and national conferences, including the National Association for Music Education.

Before becoming a member of the music faculty at Spelman, Professor Grissom-Broughton taught piano, music history, and music theory at Winston-Salem State University. During her tenure in North Carolina, she was a featured performer for the Focus on Piano Conference at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was also featured at the Winston-Salem Delta Arts Center, where she performed works by Pulitzer Prize Winner George Walker. She remains active as a musician, serving locally and nationally as a collaborative pianist, guest clinician, and presenter for various panels and workshops. Professor Grissom-Broughton’s background in music education includes several years of teaching experience as a music specialist and choral instructor for both Atlanta Public Schools and Fulton County Schools.

Professor Grissom-Broughton holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education from Boston University, a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Spelman College.

Updated December 2019