Artistic Director

Dr. Trent Brown, Associate Professor of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University

Symphonic Chorale Artistic Director Trent R. Brown also serves as Associate Professor of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University where he directs all choral ensembles, teaches courses in choral literature, conducting and secondary vocal methods, and serves as a Faculty Scholar for the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). He is a guest conductor with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra this season and will present Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Jesu Meine Freude and Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with them in February.  He is also the 2017 recipient of the ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program and will research and conduct choral music in Uruguay next season.

He has published articles in the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing and stateand divisional ACDA publications, and frequently presents sessions at state and national conferences on choral literature and conducting techniques. He recently conducted performances of Chichester Psalms (FGCU Choirs and Orchestra), Dido & Aeneas (FGCU Opera) and Mikado (Gulfshore Opera). Dr. Brown holds degrees from The University of Arizona (DMA), University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (MM) and University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (BME). When he is not making music, Dr. Brown can be found logging miles preparing for, or running in marathons. His favorite activities, however, include being a father to his two wonderful children – Elise and Miles – and being a husband to his lovely wife, Lindsay.