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NEW FACULTY APPOINTMENTS FOR FALL, 2013
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BRANDON KEITH BROWN
Director of Orchestral Studies
Brandon Keith Brown holds an MM in Orchestral Conducting from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and a BM in Violin Performance from Northwestern University. He won 3d Prize in the 2012 Sir Georg Solti Competition for Conductors. In April 2013, he made a highly successful European debut with the Badische Staatskapelle, drawing critical remarks as having "...mastered the difficult program with flying colors." Selected by the Vienna Philharmonic as winner of 2011 Ansbacher Fellowship, he was in residence at The Salzburg Festival and conducted Vienna Philharmonic members in the opera camps for young people. Orchestras conducted in concert include the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Badische Staatskapelle, members of the Vienna Philharmonic, Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, Yakima Chamber Orchestra, the Macon Sinfonia, the Astoria Symphony and the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia. Versatile in opera, Brown was music director for Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and Puccini's Suor Angelica, and assistant conductor for Britten's Albert Herring.
Brown conducted at The 2010 Castleton Festival in Virginia under the direction of Lorin Maazel and at the 2009 American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, with David Zinman. German debuts next season include the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen. Please see www.brandonkeithbrown.com for more details.
STEFAN CARIS LOVE
Stefan Caris Love has an MA/PhD in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, and an AB with Honors in Music from Brown University. He was an Instructor at Eastman, a Visiting Instructor at Oberlin Conservatory and a Lecturer in Music at the University of Chicago. Co-winner of the 2009 Bruce Benward Student Analysis Competition sponsored by the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, he published articles in leading peer-reviewed journals -- Music Theory Spectrum, Music Theory Online and the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy. He presented papers at the College Music Society Great Lakes Regional Conference, the Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting and the Renaissance Society of America's Annual Meeting. His research includes analysis of jazz; his dissertation was entitled "On Phrase Rhythm in Jazz." In his recent research, he has begun to apply his findings to other styles, including the music of the common-practice period.
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