Percussionist William Brown has an extensive background of performance, from a vast classical repertoire to a riveting collection of solo pieces, along with ensemble involvements that foray into exciting avenues of musical selections.
In 2023 William completed a season with the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera after winning their section percussion audition. He has recently performed with New World Symphony, The Venice(FL) Symphony, and Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Past engagements include the Napa Valley Festival Orchestra and Cincinnati Symphony. As a freelance percussionist Mr. Brown has performed with such legends as Johnny Mathis, The Who, Kristen Chenoweth, Judy Collins, and the Irish Tenors.
Mr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida with Robert McCormick, where he performed on five albums of new music for percussion orchestra, including “At Seventy, The Percussion Music of Stuart Saunders Smith.” William enjoyed additional undergraduate training at the Brevard Music Center in 2017 and 2018. He then received his Master’s in Instrumental Performance at the Frost School of Music under Svetoslav Stoyanov and Joseph Petrasek, where he was a Mancini Fellow.