Dr. James Brown
John M. Long School of Music
114 Long Hall
Dr. James E. Brown is Assistant Professor of Choral Music at Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music, conducting the Troy University Collegiate Singers and Troy University Gospel Singers. In addition, he teaches private voice and conducting lessons, as well as courses in music education. Prior to his appointment at Troy, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Tallahassee Community College, and Artistic Director of the Tallahassee Civic Chorale. Dr. Brown received the Doctor of Philosophy in Choral Music Education from The Florida State University, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting and Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Akron.
Dr. Brown has nine years experience teaching at public schools in Ohio and North Carolina. He was ‘Moore County’s Arts Teacher of the Year’ at Pinecrest High School (NC) in 2004. In 2009, he received the North Carolina Symphony Jackson Parkhurst Award for Special Achievement. Choirs under Brown’s direction have received multiple superior ratings at regional festivals and national competitions in Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. In 2010, the Pinecrest Chamber Ensemble under his direction was one of the featured choral ensembles for the NCMEA Convention in Winston-Salem, NC.
An active adjudicator/clinician, Dr. Brown has directed choral workshops and conducted festivals throughout Ohio, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Europe. Dr. Brown is active in state and national organizations, and has presented at state and international conferences. Currently, Dr. Brown serves as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Youth and Student Activities for Alabama ACDA. In addition, he is a singer/assistant conductor of Festival Singers of Florida, a highly select, annually-auditioned ensemble consisting of women and men from throughout the Florida and the Southeast.