How do I inspire the world? By encouraging people like you to share their very best – usually as a Conductor of orchestras, choirs, bands and theater, but also by speaking about leadership, presenting concerts, and hosting my own radio show. I help people bring good music to life so that we can build a better society together.
A two-time Global Music Awards Winner, Stephen P Brown is a British-American Conductor-Composer bringing good music to life by performing on four continents for over 35 years. He has been named one of the most engaging conductors of our modern age and is a recipient of the Ricordi Conducting Prize and winner of the Alan J Kirby Choral Conducting Prize. He has appeared in multiple media including ABC, the BBC and NBC, speaks to tomorrow’s leaders about being inspiring and effective, and conducts orchestras, choirs, concert bands and musical theater.
Short Bio (150 words):
British-American Conductor-Composer Stephen P Brown is an eminent authority on getting people to perform well beyond their own expectations, mostly as a Conductor of the Richey Community Orchestra & Chorus, Dunedin Concert Band, Jacksonville Chapel Concert Band, Pinellas Percussion as well as the Medway Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Patel Conservatory Composers Orchestra, Spotlites Theatre, Barn Theater, Kentish Players, and Yalding, Ealing, Cobham and Clearwater Choral Societies. He has authored several short books about classical music, launched Classic Pinellas Radio, and is an internationally acclaimed musician having spent over 35 years performing on four continents. The “Maestro with a Mission” is a two-time Global Music Awards winner, was Head of Music at a UK College, and spent several years working in small business and Corporate USA to better understand the challenges most people face daily. He guides people through experiences that will impact the rest of their lives.
Long Bio (328 words):
Two-time Global Music Awards Winner, Stephen P Brown is a British-American Conductor-Composer who has brought good music to life over 35 years performing on four continents, most recently as Director of the Dunedin Concert Band, Principal Conductor at the Patel Conservatory, Director of the Clearwater Chorus, and Conductor of the Richey Community Orchestra & Chorus
According to Kevin Coughlin, the “Maestro with a Mission” Brown has become “one of the most engaging conductors of our modern age.” He is also a recipient of the Ricordi Conducting Prize and winner of the Alan J Kirby Choral Conducting Prize.
Brown has conducted several World Premieres, including at the UK‘s Millennium Festival. His major conducting engagements have included the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ealing Choral Society, and the Spotlites Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.
Brown has served as artistic and musical director for the Jubilee Symphony Orchestra, Medway Chamber Orchestra, Kentish Players Theatre, Blackheath Male Voice Choir, Cobham Church and the Jacksonville Chapel Concert Band, and also had the honor of pioneering associate student conductor programs for the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras.
He refined his conducting skills at Trinity College of Music London, Mannes College of Music in NYC, Guildhall School of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, and the Canford, Dartington and Eastern Music Festivals, under the guidance of Bernard Keefe, Arthur Davison, Christopher Adey, George Hurst, Timothy Reynish, Philip Jones and Sir Georg Solti. He has appeared on various major UK and US media networks including ABC, NBC and BBC TV & radio. He has consistently been composing music in the background since childhood.
Brown is known for transforming ensembles and captivating audiences: “It’s almost as if the music is a tangible medium he is sculpting,” said Kathleen Haft, a musician who attends Brown’s concerts at every opportunity. “He has grace, poise, charm and humor.”
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I usually interact directly with audiences during concerts. Here are a couple of examples!