University of Washington Winds
Prof. Tim Salzman, director
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Philip Brown is the Second Solo Trombonist with the Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester in Sønderborg, Denmark. He came to Denmark from Atlanta, where he was Assistant Professor of Trombone and coordinator of the brass area at Georgia State University. Previously, Dr. Brown taught at the University of Washington and served as Principal Trombone with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Sinfonietta. He has frequently performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, and has appeared as a guest trombonist with the Honolulu Symphony, Oregon Symphony and New World Symphony. Dr. Brown is active as a studio musician, having performed on over 70 soundtracks for major motion pictures, television and video games. He has also recorded with the Seattle Symphony for their release of American Classics—William Schuman Symphonies No. 7 and 10 and with the New World Symphony for New World Jazz. Dr. Brown studied with Raymond Premru at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He was awarded a graduate fellowship to attend the University of Minnesota, where he was a student of Thomas Ashworth and earned a Master of Music degree. Dr. Brown completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Washington in June of 2007, studying with Don Immel. Among his additional teachers are Raymond Conklin, Chris Olka, Douglas Wright, Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto and Ed Zadrozny. Dr. Brown’s abilities as a soloist have earned him numerous awards in competition. He was recently named as a winner of the 2006 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Solo Competition and Tour. In 2000, he was awarded the Twin Cities Musicians Union Prize at the Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association Solo Competition and First Prize at the Schubert Club Collegiate/Graduate Brass Competition. He has twice been a finalist at the prestigious international Zellmer—Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition. In 1992, Dr. Brown was named the National Winner of the Music Teachers National Association Senior Brass Competition, and in 2005, he was thrilled to return to the same MTNA national competition as an adjudicator.