The Fine Arts Department at A. L. Brown High School offers courses in the areas of Choral Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts. Each of these areas provides students with opportunities to draw and sculpt, perform vocally and study music theory, as well as explore acting techniques and technical theatre. The Fine Arts department also provides students a way to showcase their talents through concerts, performances, exhibits, and participation in local, regional, and national contests and competitions. A. L. Brown Choral, Theatre, and Visual Arts students strive to spread their passion and love for the arts throughout the school, community, and state!
B.M. in Voice/Choral Education from Bowling Green State University
ALBHS Wonder since 2005
Associates of the Arts
Bachelor's in Science
Master's of Science
National Board Certified
I have taught for 43 years, 42 in Kannapolis City Schools!
Subjects: Art I, Art II, Art III, Art IV, Advanced Drawing,Honors Art, 3-D art, Advanced Placement Art.
Advisor: Art Club, and National Art Honor Society.
Awarded: N.C. Secondary Art teacher of the year 2002.
Opened my own art studio and teach art ages 3-93.
Jeremy Peterson graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Teaching Theatre Arts, K-12.
He has been accepted into the Masters of Education in Theatre Education program at UNCG
2011-2012 A.L. Brown Teacher of the Year
He has been a teacher at A.L. Brown since 2010.
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Bachelor of the Arts in Music from Liberty University in Lynchberg, Virginia.
Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Alpha Lamda Delta
Mr. Snyder is from Ohio but has made NC his home for the past 10 plus years. During his time here he has been the Assistant Minister of Music for Hickory Grove Baptist Church - North Campus, Logistics Manager for Audio Ethics, Consultant for Northern Sound and Light, and has been the Event Merchandiser/ Teacher for Integrity Music.
Ashlyn Keller Sumner received her BFA in dance from UNC Greensboro and K-12 certification from UNC Charlotte. Over the past 24 years, Ms. Sumner has taught in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools, Durham Public Schools, and Cabarrus County Schools. In the private sector Ms. Sumner has also been an instructor at Duke University, North Carolina Dance Theatre School of Dance, Piedmont School of Music and Dance and Triangle Youth Ballet. Trained at the National Dance Institute in New York City, Ms. Sumner is also a teaching artist for NDI affiliate, North Carolina Arts in Action, in Chapel Hill, NC. In addition to choreographing numerous muscials for area high schools, Ms. Sumner has also performed with Louisville Ballet and NC Dance Theatre. She is thrilled and honored to be Kannapolis City Schools' first dance teacher.