School of Music

Dr. Jeff Brown
Jeff Brown

Office Location: 217 Browne Hall
Office Phone: 309.298.1544
Title: Associat Professor, Piano
Email: J-Brown2@wiu.edu

Jeffrey Brown has concertized extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras. Recent performance highlights include the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., a recital tour of the U.S. and Canada sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera Guild of New York, and a series of recitals in China.

He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he earned the Performer’s Certificate, the Master of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He studied with Natalya Antonova and served as her teaching assistant, and he pursued chamber music studies with Jean Barr. His early training was with Jane Allen at the University of Missouri. As a winner of the Eastman Concerto Competition, he performed the Barber Piano Concerto with the Eastman Philharmonia. He has also been a prizewinner in the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, the Corpus Christi International Young Artists’ Competition, and the Iowa International Piano Competition.

He has presented masterclasses and lectures at universities and conservatories throughout the United States, and he has served on the faculties of the Eastman International Young Artists Piano Competition and Festival and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. He is Associate Professor of Piano at Western Illinois University where he teaches piano, piano literature, and piano pedagogy.