Carlos Brown

Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities

Address: Cato 243
Office Hours: By Appointment

Carlos B. Brown, D.M.A., Conductor, Scholar, Lyric Tenor, and Composer, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he received his musical foundation. After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Benedict College in South Carolina, he received the Master of Music degree with distinction in Choral Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). While there, he served as the Assistant Conductor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Singers and Varsity Men’s Choruses as he completed his secondary studies in orchestral conducting with a focus on choral master works. Brown went on to earn the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Sacred Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).


He studied conducting with mentors who developed his depth of interpretation, proper execution of style, clarity of approach, baton technique, score analysis, and technical acuity under such conducting specialists as Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford, (Jacksonville State University); Dr. Linda L. Kershaw (Benedict College), who mentored with Natalie Hiinderas; Dr. Peter A. Eklund, (Director of Choral Activities, UNL); Dr. Tyler G. White, (Orchestral Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Dr. Earl G. Rivers (Director of Choral Activities University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music); Dr. L. Brett Scott (Associate Director of Choral Activities CCM); Dr. Kevin Holzman (Wind Conducting Professor CCM), and Dr. Aik Khai Pung (Orchestral Conductor Professor (CMM ). He has taken conducting master classes with David Rayl, Jo-Michael Schiebe, Jean-Sebastien Valle, Grammy Award Winning conductor Jason Harris, Professor Andreas Hermann (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München) and Distinguished American composer and conductor Dale Warland. He has also pursued additional score study and conducting performance practices with his mentors Dr. Lloyd B. Mallory, Jr., Dr. David E. Morrow, and Dr. Roger McMurrin.


Currently, Brown serves as Director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston.


Benedict College
Bachelor of Arts

University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Master of Music

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Doctor of Musical Arts

Courses Taught

MUSC 131 - Music Appreciation
MUSC 161 - Concert Choir
MUSC 365 
- Gospel Choir

MUSE 685 - Conducting, Style and Analysis I: Renaissance through Classical Period