Dr. Kathryn D. Brown

 Program Coordinator and Faculty

Educational Background

  • Associate degree in arts with an emphasis on vocal and instrumental music, Weatherford College
  • Bachelor of Music Education and teaching certificate, Angelo State University
  • Master of Music degree in music education, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Graduate certificate in performance in orchestral conducting, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in music education, Boston University

Professional Certifications

  • Certified instructor in Quality Teaching in Practical Sustainability (Q-Tips)

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Founder, artistic director and conductor for the New Texas Symphony Orchestra
  • Director of orchestra for Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ in Dallas
  • Artistic director for The Women's Chorus of Dallas
  • Assistant conductor of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Symphony Orchestra
  • Artistic director and conductor of the Oak Lawn Band
  • Member, SoCo Women’s Chorus Advisory Board (Austin)
  • Member, College Music Society
  • Member, Texas Music Educators Association
  • Member, Texas Orchestra Directors Association
  • Member, Sigma Alpha Iota (professional music fraternity for women)
  • Member, Pi Kappa Lambda (national music honor society)

Areas Taught

  • Cedar Valley ​Lab Band
  • Forum/Recital
  • Commercial Recording Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Music
  • Music Appreciation

Related Professional Experience

  • Conductor and artistic director
  • Public school educator
  • Coach for individual conductors, singers and instrumentalists
  • Performer (saxophone and percussion) and vocalist, Dallas Jazzworx and Kidd Kraddick and the Charismatics
  • National conducting appearances in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Washington D.C.; as well as the 1992 presidential inauguration and the 1993 March on Washington
  • International appearances include Toronto and Montreal, Canada
  • Has worked with national artists Kristin Chenoweth, Sam Harris and Marvin Matthews, along with Dallas favorites Denise Lee, Gary Floyd and Liz Mikel