Brandon Brown has a passion for music that shines throughout his performances. He has been featured soloist and conductor with the Celestial Evangel Choir in Kumasi and Accra, Ghana, and Prague. In addition to opera roles, Mr. Brown has performed the baritone solos in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, and Mass in C Major, Parker’s A Sermon from the Mountain, Verdi’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem, Dubois’ Seven Last Words, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Linda Twine’s Changed My Name, Fauré’s Requiem, and Mechem’s Songs of the Slave. Brandon has performed with the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, College of DuPage, the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago, American Chamber Opera, Main Street Opera, Katydid Opera Productions, and chorusmaster for Show-Me Opera. He served as the Music Director and Project Manager of the Chicago Community Chorus, and is currently President of the Chicago Music Association, Br. No. 1 of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Secretary of the United Church of Christ Musicians’ Association, and Music Coordinator at Columbia United Church of Christ. Brandon has studied and coached with R. Paul Crabb, Brandon Boyd, Keith Hampton, Jonita Lattimore, David Holloway, Scott Gilmore, Dana Brown, and Giulio Favario. Brandon is pursuing a Master’s in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri, and earned his degree as a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Eastern Illinois University and his Master’s in Voice Performance from CCPA at Roosevelt University. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.