front ensemble Staff
Cameron Brown, Graduate Assistant at The Florida State University, is currently pursuing an M.M. in Percussion Performance under the instruction of John W. Parks IV, where he performs in the University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble. He also holds a B.M. Music Education from The University of North Texas, where he was fortunate to perform in a wide variety of ensembles including the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, The UNT Percussion Ensemble, 2 O’Clock Steel Drum Band, Gamelan, South Indian Cross-Cultural Ensemble, Brazilian Ensemble, African Ensemble, and the UNT Green Brigade Marching Band, where he was the center marimbaist. From 2012 to 2015 he was a front ensemble member of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps and in 2015 he had the privilege of serving as the front ensemble section leader for the organization.
As an educator and arranger, Brown has worked throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area as an assistant percussion instructor, private lesson teacher, front ensemble instructor, and front ensemble arranger. In the 2017 indoor drumline season, he instructed the front ensembles for Carroll HS and Roots Percussion Independent; both of whom were gold medalists in their respective classes in NTCA. Since 2016 he has been a front ensemble instructor for The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, where in 2016 the corps made their first appearance as a Drum Corps International Finalist.
Brown has been very fortunate to have been under the instruction of many renowned percussion educators including John W. Parks IV, Robert Schietroma, Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick, Ed Smith, Jose Aponte, Poovalur Sriji, Gideon Alorwoyie, Kevin Shah, Mike Jackson, and Ralph Hardimon. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and the Texas Music Educators Association.