Director of Choral Studies
Andrew Brown, (Bachelor of Music La Sierra University, Artists Diploma Hartt Conservatory, Master of Music Holy Names University), a leading Kodály-based choral and instrumental conductor, has returned to Pacific Boychoir Academy where he is in his second season as the Director of Choral Studies for the day school, having previously conducted after-school choirs. Additionally, he is Artistic Director of the Vallejo Choral Society and Concert Choir Director of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. He has served as Artistic Director of the Contra Costa Children’s Choir and has held conducting positions with Holy Names University Preparatory School, Southern California Young Artists Symphony, Riverside Master Chorale and the Connecticut Valley Chamber Choir. His choirs have performed with Northern California’s leading musical organizations including the San Francisco Symphony, Oakland East Bay Symphony, San Francisco Choral Society, Santa Clara Chorale, San Francisco Bach Choir, UC Davis Symphony, Young People’s Symphony Orchestra and Vallejo Symphony. He has toured dozens of times nationally and internationally. His major teachers include Jon Robertson, Harold Farberman, Daniel Lewis, Gustav Meier, Anne Laskey, Judit Hartnyani, Ildi Salgado and Janos Harvoth. Brown is active as a clinician, guest conductor and musicianship specialist.