Biography

     Dr. Christopher Brown is currently the bass trombonist with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in Alabama, as well as the Southwest Florida Symphony in Fort Myers and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra in Niceville, Florida. He also serves as the part-time Instructor of Low Brass at Clayton State University in Georgia.

     Christopher has performed with orchestras such as the National Repertory Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony (SC), the New World Symphony, and the Tallahassee Symphony. As a soloist, he was a finalist in the Zellmer Trombone Competition and has performed recitals throughout the United States. As a chamber musician, he has presented at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago and performed in the prestigious Carnegie Hall.

     Christopher Brown received a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University where he was a graduate teaching assistant to the trombone studio. Christopher earned a Graduate Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. He received a Master of Music degree from the Pennsylvania State University and was a graduate teaching assistant to the trombone studio. He also received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Akron.

     Christopher's teaching and performing has allowed professional appearances in more than a dozen U.S. states. Internationally, he has performed in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and even in Cuba. He has performed at the American Trombone Workshop, was a fellow for the Atlantic Music Festival, and attended the first ever Cleveland Trombone Seminar. Christopher has worked directly with many notable conductors like Carl St. Clair, Mei-Ann Chen, Helmuth Rilling, Ken Lam, and Peter Oundjian. He has collaborated with composers Eric Ewazen, Dan Welcher, Christopher Theofanidis, and Steve Hackman. Additionally, Christopher has shared the stage with many popular artists like Dianne Schuur, Jason Alexander, Morgan James, Allen Vizzutti, David Alan Grier, and Jiggs Whigham.

     He is a member of the International Trombone Association, College Music Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, FMEA/FCMEA, National Association for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and the British Trombone Society. Christopher Brown is originally from Canton, Ohio.