University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

Choral Studies

Brandon Brown

Brandon Brown is a first year DMA in Choral Conducting student at the University of Arizona. He serves as the Artistic Director of the Green Valley Community Chorus as his graduate assistantship. Brandon studies with Dr. Elizabeth Schauer.

Brandon “Melodious Tones” Brown has a passion for music that shines throughout his performances. He has been featured soloist and conductor with the Kumasi Evangel Choir in Kumasi and Accra, Ghana, and Prague. In addition to opera roles, Mr. Brown has performed the baritone solos in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Mass in C Major, Parker’s A Sermon from the Mountain, Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem, Dubois’ Seven Last Words, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Linda Twine’s Changed My Name, Fauré’s Requiem, and Mechem’s Songs of the Slave.

Brandon has performed with the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, College of DuPage, the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago, American Chamber Opera, Main Street Opera, Katydid Opera Productions, and chorus master for Show-Me Opera. He served as the Music Director and Project Manager of the Chicago Community Chorus, Minister of Music at Church of the Good Shepherd, and Music Coordinator at Columbia United Church of Christ.

Brandon is currently President of the Chicago Music Association, Br. No. 1 of the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM), Assistant Director of NANM Central Region, Interim Choir Director at Christ Church of Oak Brook, Conductor of the Chicago Community Chorus, and Secretary of the United Church of Christ Musicians’ Association.

Brandon has studied and coached with Dr. R. Paul Crabb, Dr. Brandon Boyd, Dr. Keith Hampton, Jonita Lattimore, David Holloway, Scott Gilmore, Dana Brown, and Giulio Favario. Brandon earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Eastern Illinois University, a Master’s in Voice Performance from CCPA at Roosevelt University, and a Master’s in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.