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Sean A. Brown


Sean A. Brown is a freelance hornist, teacher and composer. He has an active studio of 25 students (and counting), and teaches and plays all brass instruments proficiently. He is the founder of the Harbor Brass Choir & Penn Cove Brass Ensemble, which are tuition-based student brass ensembles for middle school and high school musicians, respectively. He also is the founder of the Whidbey Island Horn Club, a volunteer group of hornists that play together and to perform for the community. In addition, Sean is an active performer when opportunities arise, as he is the principal hornist of the Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island.

Sean received his Bachelor's Degree in Horn Performance from Central Washington University in 2010, studying horn with Jeff Snedeker, Wind Band with Larry Gookin, Orchestra with Nik Caoile, and Brass Pedagogy with Mark Babbitt. He played in the CWU Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Peacock 5 Brass Quintet, and Horn Ensemble during his time there. He was active as a performer outside of CWU, becoming principal horn of the Mid-Columbia Symphony in 2009, and subbing regularly for the Yakima Symphony and the Wenatchee Valley Symphony.

He received his Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014, studying horn with Greg Flint, Wind Band Conducting with John Climer, Orchestra with Jun Kim, and Chamber Music with Kevin Hartmann & Ted Soluri. He was active outside of the college, becoming the principal hornist of the The Festival City Symphony in 2014 (subbing since 2013), and frequently performing with the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra. Sean has also played with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as a substitute.

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