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Terrance Brown (Baritone)

Born: West Blocton, Alabama, USA

The American baritone and music pedagogue, Terrance Brown, was awarded a Bachelor of Music degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Louisiana State University.

Terrance Brown has quickly made a name for himself as a versatile singer and conductor. An active teacher and stage performer, he has traveled extensively throughout the USA and Europe as a concert artist, recitalist, and operatic artist. He is known for his rich, lyrical baritone voice that is capable of performing a variety of musical styles. His performance credits include: Count Capulet in Charles Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Bob in Menottiís Old Maid and the Thief, Peter in Engelbert Humperdinckís Hansel and Gretel, Sarastro in Mozartís Die Zauberflöete, Collatinus in Benjamin Brittenís Rape of Lucretia, Boaz in James Niblockís Ruth and Naomi, Germont in Verdi's La Traviata, Voltaire in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Salieri in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakovís Mozart and Salieri, Jake/Robbins in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Le Baili in Massenet's Werther, Le Marquis in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Dashwood in Mark Adamo's Little Women.

As an active recitalist and concert artist, Terrance Brown has worked with such fine conductors and coaches as John Keene, Dennis Jesse, Rufus Müller, Frank Nemhauser, Duaine Wolfe, Kyle Marrero, Jerome Shannon, James Niblock, Lamar Drummonds, Kenneth Fulton, and Timothy Muffit. He has performed as feature soloist with the Canterbury Choral Society, Oklahoma City Ballet, Austin Symphony Orchestra, as well as many other noted performing ensembles. His concert repertoire includes works by L.v. Beethoven, Haydn and he recently appeared as a soloist in L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the Johannes Brahmsí Requiem with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra for the final concert of the southern division American Choral Directors Association convention.

Terrance Brown has also made a professional recording of select works by composer Dinos Constantinides with the Louisiana Sinfonietta. His honors include being named a regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New Orleans and being selected as a regional finalist for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Awards. His appearance in Fall 2008 in the opening gala concert of Opera Louisiane was nationally broadcast on PBS in 2009. He can be seen this 2011-2012 season in the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto with the Chesapeake Chamber Opera, First Nazarene in Strauss' Salome, Tonio in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, and in solo performances with the Texarkana Symphony and the Tuscaloosa Symphony, for which he will premiere a new work by composer Joseph Landers entitled Sinfonia da Requiem commemorating the tragic losses sustained resulting from the tornadoes which devastated the state of Alabama in the spring of 2011.

Terrance Brown currently serves on the faculty at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama.

Source: University of North Alabama Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2014)

Terrance Brown: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works under his name

Links to other Sites

Dr. Terrance Brown (University of North Alabama)
Distinguished Concerts International - New York: Terrance Brown

Trrance Brown Channel on YouTube

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