Sean Brown graduated from Central Washington University in 2010 with a degree in Horn Performance. He is currently a free-lance performer, composer, and lesson teacher, and he also works for the Ted Brown Music Company. Brown is currently principal horn of the Mid-Columbia Symphony and co-principal of the Columbia Basin Concert Band, as well as a substitute for horn sections of the Yakima, Walla Walla, and Oregon East Symphonies. Brown currently gives lessons to middle school & high school brass players, and does presentations on horn to middle & high schools around Yakima & Tri-City area in Washington State.
Brown grew up on Whidbey Island in Washington State. He began musical training at age 9 with enrollment in school band, beginning on tenor sax. At age 13 he decided he wanted to be an orchestral player, so he began playing clarinet, bass clarinet & oboe. He began playing horn at age 16, which became his primary instrument in months. He also joined the Fidalgo & Mt. Baker Youth Symphonies as principal horn. At age 17 he learned trombone, euphonium & tuba, and place 3rd at Washington State's Solo & Ensemble contest, after playing horn for a year and a half. He graduated from Coupeville High School in 2004 and began attending Central Washington University.
While attending CWU, Brown studied primarily under Dr. Jeff Snedeker. He played in the CWU Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir & Horn Ensemble during his time there. He attended several workshops with the CWU horn studio, and played in masterclasses taught by William Purvis, Mark Robbins, Randy Gardiner, and Greg Roosa. He composed 14 works while at CWU, and 12 of them were performed.
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