Andrew Brown is a familiar face to the SoCal singer community, as he was an active singer (and Lister) in the area for several years, but has worked his way up through the administrative ranks at the Los Angeles Master Chorale in more recent years, becoming a valued fixture and member of their administrative team. That hard work has been recognized yet again with his recent promotion to Chief Operating Officer — a smart move for LAMC, especially at a time when they’re juggling many efforts to grow and retool their organization. Brown knows the organization, knows nonprofits, and is a savvy administrator, bringing talent and experience to the job that will no doubt prove valuable.
Press release follows.
Los Angeles Master Chorale Appoints Andrew Brown Chief Operating Officer
(Los Angeles, CA, September 16, 2016) – The Los Angeles Master Chorale has appointed Andrew Brown as its Chief Operating Officer. This is a job title promotion for Brown who is entering his 16th season with the choir, one of four resident companies at The Music Center.
During his tenure with the Master Chorale, Brown has served as General Manager, Director of Operations, Special Projects Manager, Strategic Planning Coordinator, Marketing Manager, Community Programs Manager, and Administrative Assistant. Brown also sang as a tenor in the Master Chorale for 10 seasons.
Brown earned an MBA and a MA in Arts Administration from the Claremont Graduate University Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management. Prior to his MBA, he earned a BA in Music Education from Ball State University.
“This new title recognizes the tremendous contribution Andy has made to the Los Angeles Master Chorale during his tenure and it also reflects the leadership role he will fill moving forward,” says President and CEO, Jean Davidson.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale will present eight programs in Walt Disney Concert Hall during the 2016/17 season. The season opens on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 with performances of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and directed by Peter Sellars.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale is the country’s largest professional chorus and one of Southern California’s most vibrant cultural treasures. Hailed for its powerful performances, technical precision, and artistic daring, the Master Chorale is led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon. It is a founding resident company of The Music Center and the choir-in-residence at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Chorister positions are highly sought-after and the professional choir is a diverse and vocally dynamic group showcasing the many voices of L.A.
Presenting its own concert series each season, the Master Chorale performs choral music from the earliest writings to contemporary compositions striking a balance between innovation and tradition. It also regularly performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Praised for its definitive performances, the choir is committed to recording the choral repertoire and has also featured with Gershon on the soundtracks of many major motion pictures. It is further heard beyond the concert hall via broadcasts by Southern California’s Classical KUSC.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale serves more than 30,000 audience members of all ages annually and provides education outreach to some 9,000 students each year.