Academics

Conductor - Dr. Charles Brown

Dr. Charles Brown is professor of music and director of choral activities at Concordia University Chicago where he conducts the Kapelle and Männerchor (men’s choir). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting, choral literature, singer’s diction, vocal techniques, and choral music education.

Dr. Brown actively guest conducts, working with such groups as Chicago Choral Artists and Lutheran Choir of Chicago. He’s been twice-honored to conduct choirs at district festivals for the Illinois Music Educators Conference, and has conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Region 4 high school festival chorus. In his service to the Church, he has conducted the senior choir of the LCMS Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music, and annually conducts the Lutheran Youth Choral Festival in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Brown has presented many workshops on topics of the male changing voice, conducting, and vocal techniques at professional conferences with the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the LCMS Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music, Lutheran Education Association (LEA), and clinics for American Guild of Organists (AGO), Lutheran Choir of Chicago, and Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM). His continued passion for choral music education in churches and schools is demonstrated in the festivals and workshops he currently leads throughout the country.

Dr. Brown earned his bachelor and master degrees from Westminster Choir College and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in in choral conducting and voice performance at the University of Arizona. He currently serves on the board of directors with Anima—Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus, and is also serving on the committee for the seventh triennial Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music.