Brown, Thomas A.

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Thomas A. Brown


Born: June 27, 1932

Country: Schenectady, New York, U.S.A.

Studies: Hartwick College (B.S. 1957), SUNY, Potsdam (M.S. 1961)


Director Thomas A. Brown, an internationally-known conductor, ASCAP composer, clinician, author, educator, arranger and percussion artist, brings to the Eastern U.S. Music Camp 33 years of experience as director of music camps. He has been a music educator at the high school and college level for 34 years. Mr. Brown has received ASCAP's seventh Standard Award and his 35th Popular Award in recognition of internationally-performed recordings and compositions.

Mr. Brown has B.S. and M.S. degrees in music and has served on committees for the Music Educators National Conference, including the Tanglewood Symposium. He is an active clinician and solo percussion artist for Ludwig Industries, guest conductor and adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and numerous festivals throughout the country. He has served on the faculties of Skidmore College, Union College, College of St. Rose, SUNY College of Albany, and Schenectady County Community College. His compositions, books and methods are published by Columbia Pictures, Belwin Mills Publishing Co., Southern Music Co., Alfred Publications, Kendor Music Co., Almitra Music, C.L. Barnhouse, Pro-Arts Publications, and MCA Publications.

His recordings are by Golden Crest Records.[1]

An internationally-known composer, author, educator, clinician, and arranger, Tom has received ASCAP’s eight Popular Award and his 39th Standard Award in recognition of internationally performed compositions and recordings, and is credited with over 400 published works. He is founder of the New York State School Music Association All-State Jazz Ensemble and has served on the faculties of Skidmore College, The College of St. Rose, Union College, SUNY College at Albany and Schenectady County Community College.

Tom founded and directs the Eastern U.S. Music Camp at Colgate University each summer, and serves as guest conductor and adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association and numerous festivals throughout the country. He has also been a staff member with the Stan Kenton clinics and director of the National Stage Band Camps held at various universities throughout the country. He has served as President of the New York State Chapter of the National Percussive Arts Society, a member of the executive Committee of the International Association For Jazz Education. He has performed as percussion artist for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, the Utica and Catskill Symphony Orchestras. Tom is the director of “Strike Force,” a professional percussion ensemble performing throughout the northeast.[2]


Works for Percussion

Above and Beyond - Percussion Ensemble (10); Electric Bass
After Math - Percussion Trio
Beatette - Percussion Septet
Brazilian Street Dance - Percussion Septet
Celestials - Percussion Septet; Synthesizer
Dahoon - Marimba; Piano
Don't That Beat All - Percussion Sextet; Electric Bass
Drum Fun, Books 1-4 - Percussion Quartet
Drum Set: The Competition Collection - Drum Set
Ensembolero - Percussion Sextet; Piano
Essence - Vibraphone
Flam-it-all - Snare Drum
Flim Flam - Snare Drum
Follow Me - Snare Drum
Freckles and Flowers - Marimba; Band; Piano
Greensleeves (Brown, T. A) - Vibraphone
Hoe Down (Brown, T. A) - Percussion Quartet
Keystone Capers - Percussion Quintet
Lovely Lady - Percussion Septet; Electric Bass
Mallet Duets (Brown, T. A) - Percussion Duo
Mallet Percussion: The Competition Collection - Mallets
Mallets in Mind - Mallets
Man vs. Bongo - Percussion Trio
Mardi Gras - Percussion Sextet; Electric Bass
Marimba Bossa Nova - Marimba; Piano
The Mexican Collection, Volume I
The Mexican Collection, Volume II
Mexican Murals - Marimba
Morning Flower - Percussion Sextet
Multitudes - Multiple Percussion
Night Flight - Percussion Sextet; Electric Bass
Particles - Percussion Sextet - Marimba Ensemble
Pattern Percussion - part 1 from "Suite" - Percussion Quartet
Percussion Trajectories - Percussion Quartet
Percussionata (Brown) - Percussion Quintet
Perpetual Commotion - Marimba; Band; Piano
Pistachio - Percussion Ensemble (9); Band
Puerto Vallarta - Vibraphone
Reggaelia - Percussion Ensemble (10); Synthesizer
Reverie (Brown) - Percussion Sextet; Electric Bass
Seven Down - Snare Drum
Simple Solos for Mallets - Mallets
Snare Drum: The Competition Collection - Snare Drum
Snare Force - Snare Drum
Snares Ahead - Percussion Trio - Snare Drum
Snows of La Serena - Percussion Sextet; Electric Bass
Space Race - Snare Drum
Strike Force - Percussion Septet; Electric Bass
Sun Shadows - Mallets
The Chase - Percussion Trio - Snare Drum
The Gift of Modupe - Percussion Sextet
The Solo Vibist (Volume I) - Vibraphonet
The Vibe Player's Method - Vibraphone
Theme from Fantasy - Percussion Sextet; Electric Bass
Three Ballads - Mallets
Three/Four For Two - Percussion Duo
Threez - Percussion Trio
Timp Hits - Timpani
Timpani: The Solo Collection - Timpani
Top Flight - Percussion Quartet
Tropicussion II - Percussion Sextet
Tropicussion, Afro/Mombo - Percussion Septet
Vantage - Percussion Quintet
Windfall - Percussion Sextet; Electric Bass
Winning Snare Drum Solos - Snare Drum
Winning Snare Drum Solos for the Beginner - Snare Drum
Winning Snare Drum Solos for the Intermediate Drummer - Snare Drum