Susan C. Brown

Susan C. Brown Susan C. Brown, violinist, has performed in the Bay Area, New York, and in Germany as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. She is presently director of strings at Cabrillo College and has served as director of chamber ensembles at UC Santa Cruz and the City University of New York. Mrs. Brown has performed on violin and viola as soloist and concertmaster with the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay symphonies, Ensemble Monterey, Santa Cruz Chamber Players, Santa Cruz Chorale, California Parallèle Ensemble, San Jose Chamber Orchestra and the Cabrillo Music Festival. She is concertmaster and coordinator of the Monterey Jazz Festival Chamber Orchestra.

Brown is recipient of A.S.C.A.P. (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) awards for her compositions for strings. Her String Player's Guide to the Orchestra, published by Alfred Music, and Two Octave Scales and Bowing for Strings, published by Tempo Press, are used throughout the country. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College as a student of Dorothy DeLay and was a member of The New York Pro Arte and the Philadelphia Composers Forum.