ARCT (Theory and Composition), VCM Composer in Residence
Stephen Brown holds ARCT Diplomas in both Theory and Composition from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is an associate of the Canadian Music Centre. He is a senior theory for the RCM in Toronto and has twice served as a juror for the British Columbia Arts Council. His compositions include a symphony, a piano concerto, three song cycles, two overtures, two suites for orchestra, a missa brevis, a canticle and an elegy for soprano and strings, and many chamber and solo works. Recently, Mr. Brown has completed his second and third suites for solo cello, a woodwind quintet revision, and a commission for Jenny Such for a song cycle for soprano and marimba. He has taken a particular interest in pedagogical works, writing seven books for piano, and a book each for violin and flute. Performances of Mr. Brown’s music include those by Erich Kunzel and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras and the Sidney Classical Orchestra, of which he is the artistic director and conductor. Besides his love of classical music, he takes an active interest in early jazz, playing banjo with the Bastion Jazz Band.