Carlos B. Brown
Director of CSU Chorus


Carlos B. Brown is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Benedict College in 2009. While at Benedict, he was awarded the prestigious Call Me Mister and Concert Choir scholarships for Excellence in Music and served as Student Conductor for the Benedict College Concert Choir. He also participated in several academic and professional solo voice recitals.

He received the Master of Music degree with distinction in Choral Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014. While at UNL he served as the Assistant Conductor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Singers and Varsity Men's Choruses. He also completed studies in orchestral conducting with a focus on choral master works. He is a candidate for Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Sacred Music at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music (CCM).

He has studied conducting with Kenneth G. Bodiford, Linda L. Kershaw, Peter A. Eklund, Tyler G. White, Earl G. Rivers, L. Brett Scott and Aik Khai Pung. He has taken conducting master classes with David Rayl, Jo-Michael Schiebe, Jean-Sebastien Valle, Grammy Award Winning conductor Jason Harris, Professor Andreas Hermann (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München), and Distinguished American composer and conductor Dale Warland. He has also pursued additional score study and conducting performance practices with his mentors Lloyd B. Mallory, Jr. and David E. Morrow.

Mr. Brown currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where he conducts the Central State University Chorus, University Singers, and Men's Chorus. He previously served as Director of Choral Activities at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas and Adjunct Professor of Music at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. He is the founder and artistic director of the Angelic Master Chorale a small chamber choral ensemble dedicated to the performance and preservation of African American choral music and European classical music, Cincinnati, Ohio; He also presently serves as Artist-In-Residence with the Lorretta Mangrum Chorale, Cincinnati, Ohio.

He has performed works ranging from high classical masterworks to thrilling performances of Negro Spirituals.

In April 2018, Mr. Brown presented a Doctoral of Musical Arts Lecture-Recital titled "God, Give Us Men! An Examination and Introduction to Seven Contrasting Pieces for Men’s Chorus by Uzee Brown, Jr."

In February 2018, Mr. Brown conducted Antonín Dvořak's Te Deum, Op. 103 on the College Conservatory of Music's Choral Concert Series.

From January 2018-April 2018, Mr. Brown served as Artist-In-Residence at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio, culminating in a celebration concert titled, "Celebrate the King: An Easter Celebration."

In November 2017, Mr. Brown conducted Franz Schubert’s Magnificat, D 486 on the College Conservatory of Music's Choral Concert Series.

In October 2016, Mr. Brown was a featured conductor on the College Conservatory Music’s Chorale fall concert preparing and conducting Johannes Brahms Geistliches Lied, Op. 30 and Ludwig van Beethoven's Elegischer Gesang, Op. 118 both with string quartet.

In December 2016, Mr. Brown served as one of the featured conductors for the College Conservatory of Music’s annual Feast of Carols holiday concert (Randol Bass Gloria with Brass and Organ).

In March 2015, Mr. Brown conducted the Angelic Master Chorale for the Nebraska Statewide National Founders Day Celebration for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. honoring the attendance of the 25th National President Dr. Paulette C. Walker.

In 2014, Mr. Brown conducted the world premiere of Doubt by Caitlin Gilmore. He Conducted the Nebraska premiere of Rosephanye D. Powell’s The Cry of Jeremiah with full orchestra, chorus and narrator.

In 2013, he conducted the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Varsity Men's Chorus in the world premiere of Polly Vaughn arranged by Josh Huls. In the fall of 2013, he organized and conducted the American Music Recital presented by the Upsilon Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia that featured the choral music of Sinfonians.

In January 2011, he led the Brothers in Song Glee Club in its inaugural "Let Freedom Ring Concert" a choral tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2007, Mr. Brown journeyed to Spain on an 18-day tour conducting the Hallelujah Singers Chorale accompanying International Gullah Artist Marlena Smalls.

Mr. Brown’s Conducting is said to be very passionate, electrifying, captivating, technical and gorgeous.

Mr. Brown is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (ODK), National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. (NANM), Chorus America, American Choral Conductors Association (ACDA), Conductors Guild, Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA), Kentucky Choral Directors Association (KCDA), Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Southwestern American Choral Directors Association (SWACDA), The Orangeburg Palmetto Music Guild, Benedict College National Alumni Association, University of Nebraska-Lincoln National Alumni Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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