Prof. Brown came to Boise State University in the Fall of 1989 as Director of Band Organizations and Professor of Trumpet. Presently, he is the Director of the University Symphonic Winds and the Treasure Valley Concert Band. The University Symphonic Winds has been recognized as one of the outstanding concert groups in the Northwest and has been selected to perform at numerous state and regional clinics and conventions. Mr. Brown is also the founder of the Idaho Youth Wind Symphony and he is the conductor of the Idaho Youth Wind Symphony Senior Ensemble.
A native of Detroit, Michigan he is completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Illinois. He holds a Masters of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance and Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Brown is an active soloist and performer on trumpet, playing in the University Faculty Brass Quintet and Duo Les Bois, a Trumpet and Organ Duo as well as playing with the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also served as a member of the Quad City Symphony of Davenport, Iowa and has soloed with numerous high school bands and orchestras in the Midwest.
Mr. Brown has done extensive work as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the mid-western states and has also served in this capacity in the states of Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Alaska. Mr. Brown has appeared as a guest conductor at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois and has taught advanced conducting for the VanderCook School of Music Summer Session.
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