Richard E. Brown (*1947)
Richard E. Brown (b. 1947), a native of New York State, has been a composer-arranger and music educator for many years. He holds degrees from Central College (BA in music education) and Florida State University (MM and DM in composition), where his principal teachers were Carlisle Floyd and John Boda in composition and Charles Carter in arranging.
In addition to his works for concert band, he has written numerous jazz and marching band arrangements, as well as symphonic and chamber compositions, church music, and scores for ballet, opera, and musical theatre. Having directed public school bands in Iowa, Texas, and New Mexico, Dr. Brown now lives in the Pacific Northwest, where he divides his time between teaching and free lance composing and arranging.