Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at San José State University
Corie Brown (she/her) serves as Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at San José State University. She leads the SJSU Concert and Treble Choirs, and brings diverse teaching experience in both public and community settings. Dr. Brown has taught in Colorado, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, and most recently in Colombia with the Fundación Nacional Batuta, where she aided in the creation of the organization’s choral area.
As a conductor, Dr. Brown is active nationally and internationally as a clinician and guest artist. She recently served as faculty at the Kula Kākoʻo Virtual Choral Conducting Institute in Hawai’i, adjudicated the Festival Coral de Santander in Colombia, and presented at the Western American Choral Directors Conference. Corie also serves as the Artistic Director for the Mission Peak Chamber Singers in Fremont, with a focus on providing access to quality choral singing in the Bay Area and beyond. As a mezzo-soprano, she has appeared with the Ad Astra Music Festival and Oregon Bach Festival Choirs, as well as the award-winning University of Oregon Chamber Choir, University of Colorado Boulder University Singers, and the Chicago Chorale.
Dr. Brown is privileged to hold degrees from Alma College, the University of Oregon, and the University of Colorado Boulder. She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, and National Association for Music Education, and serves on the board of directors of the California Choral Directors Association.
Alongside the arts, Dr. Brown is fed by time with her black cat, Inu, exploring the outdoors, and learning to salsa.