Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Ensembles
Dr. Brown’s thirty years as a choral director and music educator have included positions in Florida and Mississippi. He has taught all grade levels, which includes teaching classes for music education, choral education, AP Theory, keyboard instruction, and guitar instruction. Dr. Brown has often served as a choral & instrumental director in local churches working with all ages. He is passionate about training the next generation of music educators. He also enjoys encouraging people of various backgrounds and levels of talent to develop their unique musical gifts in order to become arts advocates and life-long lovers of music.
In August 2016, Dr. Brown completed his Ph.D. in music education from the University of South Florida while working as the Choral Director at North Port High School in Sarasota County. His dissertation topic, “Influence of Musical Engagement on Symptoms of Tourette’s Disorder” has garnered attention from regional, national and international symposiums where he has been chosen to present his research on Tourette’s Disorder and the neurological impact of music on the brain.
Dr. Brown has received numerous accolades and awards including Fine Arts Teacher of the Year and has been invited as an adjudicator, guest clinician, and presenter in both the Southeast and South America.
He and his wife Cheryl have five children and four grandchildren.