College of Musical Arts
Emily Freeman Brown
Professor; Director of Orchestral Activities
1006 Moore Musical Arts Center
Director of Orchestral Activities; studied at London’s Royal College of Music, where she was a two-time winner of the Sir Adrian Boult Conducting Prize, and the Eastman School of Music, where she served as associate conductor of the Eastman Philharmonia and conductor for the Eastman Opera Theater; principal teachers have included David Effron, Leonard Slatkin, Herbert Blomstedt and Franco Ferara; 1988 finalist of the internationally known Affiliate Artists Conductor’s Program; articles published in BACH journal and Journal of the Conductors Guild; has appeared with orchestras in the United States, Europe and South America; recent engagements have included appearances with the Toledo Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonia, Dearborn Symphony, Eastman Virtuosi, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, State Philharmonic of Sibiu (Romania), National Symphony of Latvia, Pleven Philharmonic (Bulgaria), National Symphony of Macedonia and the National Symphony of Chile and Bartok Ensemble in Santiago, Chile; festival appearances include the Skaneateles, Interlochen and Chautauqua Music Festivals and the American Festival of the Arts in Houston; conductor for the Ohio, Minnesota, Washington and Missouri All-State Orchestras as well as the All-New England Orchestra; served as music director for the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra (1977–2000); president of the Conductors Guild (2003–2005); her students, who have come from Europe, South America, Asia and the United States, have successfully participated in international conducting competitions and master classes—many have continued to doctoral studies at major music schools, and to positions with orchestras or universities.