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Kathryn D. Brown, Professor

Kathryn D. BrownCourse load: Fundamentals of Music I, Commercial Recording Techniques, CVC Chorus, and Online Music Appreciation.

Passion for teaching and sharing the importance of making music at all age levels is paramount to Ms. Brown's philosophy of life. She has worked in the industry through public school teaching, coaching individual singers and instrumentalists, and performing on saxophone, percussion, and vocals with a variety of ensembles, including Kidd Kraddick and the Charismatics. Prior to this full-time faculty position, Ms. Brown served as CVC's Music Lab Coordinator for eleven years, coaching and mentoring students in class materials and assisting in planning for the completion of music degrees and certificates.

Brown started her college career in community college, having received an Associate in Arts from Weatherford College, with emphasis in both vocal and instrumental music. She then earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Angelo State University, receiving an all-level teaching certification. Her Master of Music degree in Music Education is from The University of Texas at Arlington, where she also received a Graduate Certificate in Performance in Orchestral Conducting. Ms. Brown is currently working to complete her Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education through Boston University.

Professional performance highlights include her position as Founder and Artistic Director/Conductor for the New Texas Symphony Orchestra (ntso.org). Past conducting experiences include Director of Orchestra for Cathedral of Hope UCC in Dallas, Artistic Director for The Women's Chorus of Dallas, and Assistant Conductor of The University of Texas at Arlington Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Brown also served as Graduate Teaching Assistant for the UTA String Division, and was the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Oak Lawn Band. Her conducting appearances feature national events in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Washington D.C., including the 1992 Presidential Inaugural and the 1993 March on Washington. Brown is honored to have worked with national artists Kristin Chenoweth, Sam Harris, and Marvin Matthews, along with Dallas favorites, Denise Lee, Gary Floyd, and Liz Mikel.

Brown serves on the SoCo Women's Chorus Advisory Board, and holds memberships with The College Music Society, Texas Music Educators Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, professional music fraternity for women, and Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honor society.

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