Significant teachers and mentors:
Yuko Hayashi, organ; David Boe, organ; William Porter, harpsichord; Lisa Goode Crawford, harpsichord; Lenora McCroskey, harpsichord
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
I enjoy students of all backgrounds. However those who gravitate toward organ & harpsichord tend to be bright and intellectual - whether young or old.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Mr. Brown served in an administrative capacity for many years at the Music Institute of Chicago, one of the largest and most prestigious community music schools in the country, where he was Vice President for the Evanston campus. He is currently the Chairman of the Organ and Harpsichord Program which is centered at the Evanston campus, the home of a magnificent 1914 E.M. Skinner organ, which received a complete historic restoration under his leadership. Since 1985 he has served as Organist and Director of Music for St. Giles Episcopal Church, Northbrook, organ by Hellmuth Wolff, 1993. In Massachusetts, he was on the faculty of Bradford College, Regis College, and Shady Hill School, and served as summer organist and director for The Memorial Church, Harvard University.
He is also on the Board of Trustees, American Guild of Organists, North Shore Chapter; and a Board Member for the Baroque Band.
Interests outside of music:
Favorite composer or piece to play:
Bach - Schmueke dich, O liebe Seele, Widor - Andante sostenuto (Symphonie Gothique), Messiaen - Apparition de l'Eglise eternelle