Al Brown

Al Brown

Percussion, Jazz Studies


Allen Brown is a lecturer in percussion at CSUS Stanislaus. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon, the Master of Music degree from Western Michigan University and had done doctoral work at the University of Illinois. He has studied with John Bergamo, C.K. Ladzekpo, Ray Holman, Cliff Alexis, Michael Brucker, Michael Paradis, Ed Mann, Thomas Siwe, Robert Tilles, and many others. Prior to coming to UOP, he held teaching positions at Concordia College, Moorhead State University, North Dakota State University, and Western State College in Colorado.

Professor Brown's performance specialties include all areas of percussion in symphonic, solo, chamber, jazz, and commercial settings. He is the jazz vibraphonist and director of the Pacific Jazz Quintet. He has performed with Clark Terry, Sammy Nestico, Toni Tennile, Ed Mann, Diahann Carroll, Vic Damone, and with organizations such as the San Joaquin Ballet and Opera Orchestras, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, Stockton Symphony Orchestra, and many others.

Professor Brown has authored articles on percussion published in the NACWPI Journal, The Percussionist, Woodwind World, Brass and Percussion; has composed several works for percussion; and has numerous arrangements to his name. At CSU-Stanislaus he teaches applied percussion, jazz combo, and is director of the percussion ensemble.

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