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December, 18, 2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM




Andrea Brown

Andrea Brown

Lessons Learned From the Evaluator’s Table for an Expressive & Authentic Performance

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic will discuss some common observations and takeaways from experiences as an assessment evaluator. Suggestions and strategies will be shared for enabling the composer's intent and your own interpretation to come to life with clarity.

Andrea Brown - Biographical Information

Dr. Andrea Brown is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Maryland in which she conducts the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble, serves as the Director of Athletic Bands, teaches conducting, and is the coordinator of the conducting division. Brown is formerly a member of the conducting faculty at the University of Michigan and the director of orchestra and assistant director of bands at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She is a frequent guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in the US, Europe, and Asia. Under her direction, the UMD Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the CBDNA Eastern Division Conference, and has performed works by a diverse range of composers and collaborated with several soloists including Sam Barlow and Jennifer Piazza-Pick. She led a consortium commissioning Omar Thomas’s setting of Shenandoah and has participated in commissions for works by Katahj Copley, Shiyung Li, Catherine Likhuta, and Harrison Collins. A proponent of inclusion and equity issues in the music profession, Brown is a frequent guest speaker on these topics. She currently serves on the CBDNA Diversity Committee and was a founding member of the Drum Corps International InStep Committee. Brown is the founder of “Women Rising to the Podium”- an online group of over 4900 members supporting and celebrating women band directors. Brown lives just outside of Washington, D.C., with her dog Applesauce.