Dr. Darrell Brown

Dr. Darrell Brown is the director of the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he also teaches courses in the area of music education and is the creator/director of the university’s new Weird Box Ensemble. He has previously held similar positions at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, and at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dr. Brown was recently named the new director of the New Berlin Community Band, is currently the Musical Director of the Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin, and is the Assistant Bandmaster of the 1st Brigade Band in Watertown, Wisconsin. He has previously held posts as Musical Director and Conductor of the Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra and the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony in Idaho, the Corpus Christi Municipal Band in Texas, as well as Assistant Director of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. Brown is also a regular guest conductor with recent engagements in Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Cuba, and Spain.

Dr. Brown taught music at the Camelot Schools in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe and high school in Las Vegas, Nevada and Provo, Utah. A student of G. Thomas Leslie, Brown received his DMA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his MM and his BM in Instrumental Music Education from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. As an active composer, Dr. Brown writes music for a wide array of ensembles with recent premieres at events such as the College Band Directors National Association conference and the Iowa Bandmasters Association conference, and has music published through Murphy Music Press. Dr. Brown is a member of NAfME, NBA, CBDNA, IGEB, and is a board member of the international band organization, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE). His research interests include the wind music of Alejandro García Caturla and Silvestre Revueltas and other composers from the Pan-American Association of Composers (1928-1934), as well as current trends in wind music in Latin America.

Darrell is a native of Seattle, WA. His primary instrument is trumpet. Darrell and his wife, Robyn have been married for 16 years. They have 5 children, Ada (14), Ruth (13), Ramona (11), Elinor (9), and Magnolia (8). Ada, Ramona, and Elinor are biological, and Ruth was adopted from Zambia (Africa) and Magnolia was adopted from South Korea. His wife and children are all cellists. They have lived in Wisconsin for 2 years.