Kathryn D. Brown
Kathryn D. Brown's teaching load includes Fundamentals of Music, Commercial Music Techniques, online Music Appreciation, and she conducts the CVC Chorus. She is also the music director of The New Texas Symphony Orchestra and the longtime director of orchestra at Cathedral of Hope UCC in Dallas.
Ms. Brown holds a master's degree in music education and a performance certificate in orchestral conducting from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she studied conducting with Dr. Sergio Espinosa. She received her bachelor's degree in music education from Angelo State University, where she studied conducting and voice with Paula Homer, currently the director of opera at the University of North Texas. She is in the process of earning a doctoral degree through Boston University.
Ms. Brown has a rich background in conducting and has been a longtime contributor to the Dallas area instrumental and vocal communities. Professional conducting experience in Dallas includes serving as interim artistic director for the Women's Chorus of Dallas; as assistant conductor of the University of Texas at Arlington Symphony Orchestra; as graduate teaching assistant for the UTA String Division; and as artistic director and conductor of the Oak Lawn Band.
Guest conducting appearances include national events with the Lesbian and Gay Bands of America in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Washington, D.C.; the 1992 presidential inaugural ceremonies; and the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation.
Ms. Brown has honed her conducting skills through additional study of noted maestros as well as coaching sessions with many distinguished conductors including Kate Tamarkin, Donald Portnoy, Henry Charles Smith and William LaRue Jones.
She is active as a clinician and adjudicator in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and holds memberships with the Conductors Guild and Texas Music Educators Association. She is also a member of the College Music Society and Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women. She has been honored by Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society, and is listed in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities."