holds a master's degree in piano performance from the University of
North Texas where he studied piano with Adam Wodnicki, and music
composition with Newel Kay Brown. He later was a recipient of a
research fellowship from the Royal Holloway, University of London
where he did his post-graduate studies in music composition and
orchestration studying with the English composer, Brian Lock. His
numerous credits as a composer include the first prize at the Alienor
International Harpsichord Competition for his harpsichord solo, Suite
Espanola (Centaur records). He leads a very active career as an
exclusive composer for The FJH Music Company in Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida with over one hundred compositions now in print.
His works have
been performed by concert artist Elaine Funaro on National Public
Radio, and most recently at the Spoleto Music Festival, and the
Library of Congress Concert Series in Washington, D.C. His numerous
commissions include a commission by Clavier Magazine for his
piano solo, Once Upon a Time, edited by Denes Agay and a
commission by the Dallas Ballet Foundation to write the orchestral
score for the new ballet, The Happy Prince, based on an Oscar
Wilde short story. Mr. Brown is currently a fine arts specialist for
the Dallas Public Schools and serves on the advisory board of the
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
in Dallas, Texas.
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