Our Staff

headshotDirector: Joshua Brown

 

Joshua Brown is thrilled to be joining the Coppell Community Chorale for their 30th Season.  He is in his fifth year as the Director of Choirs and Instructor of Music Theory at Coppell High School. His choirs at Coppell are consistent sweepstakes winners at UIL Concert & Sightreading Contests and continue to gain a national reputation for excellence.  His choirs have performed at the 2016 Southwest American Choral Director’s Convention and will perform at the 2017 Texas Music Educator’s Association Convention.  

Mr. Brown received his B.M. in Church Music from Dallas Baptist University and M.M. in Choral Conducting from Baylor University. While at Baylor, Mr. Brown was privileged to conduct all of the major choral ensembles culminating in a performance of the Schubert Mass in G with the A Cappella Choir and members of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, Mr. Brown was selected as one of eight National Graduate Semifinalists in the Choral Conducting Competition of the American Choral Director’s Association. He has studied conducting and choral music with Anton Armstrong, Jeffery Ames, Donald Bailey, Stephen Heyde, Stephen Holcomb, and Eric Wilson. He has studied voice with Susan Wyatt and organ with Joyce Jones and Stephen Morris.

In addition to his teaching experience, Mr. Brown has served as an officer or committee member for TMEA Regions 16, 20 and 31.  He has also served numerous time as an AP Music Theory Reader.  He is frequently called upon to serve as an adjudicator, clinician and accompanist throughout the state and holds memberships in ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, and TMAA.  A 2002 Distinguished Graduate of Madisonville High School, Mr. Brown is the son of Glyna and Ray Brown of Madisonville, TX, and brother to Jacob Brown.  Mr. Brown is married to Hillary (McIntyre) Brown who teaches 5th Grade at Lee Elementary in Coppell ISD. 

Accompanist: Caroline Martin

n1343884593_30302491_6459898Caroline Martin started taking piano lessons in the 2nd grade. She got her introduction into accompanying in 6th grade when her choir teacher asked if any students played the piano…and used those students to accompany one song per concert. Throughout junior high and high school, she continued to accompany at least one song per concert. In addition to this, Caroline also accompanied solos and ensembles, the show choir, and directed and accompanied the children’s choir at her church. Caroline got her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education (with a math concentration) from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL  in 1997. Upon graduation, she moved to Dallas, TX and began teaching middle school math. After a few years of dealing with middle school students, she upgraded up to teaching high school. Even though Caroline has always taught math at the five different schools she’s been at over the years, she still continued to be involved in the music program at each school by accompanying the choir for concerts and UIL contests and helping with solos for both band and choir.

Caroline joined the Coppell Community Chorale family in 2000. Since that time, she has moved to the other side of the metroplex (driving  43 miles each way!!) and had three kids. Caroline currently teaches at Western Hills High School in Fort Worth. She also serves as Music Associate at Ridglea Presbyterian Church where she sings and plays in the praise band, sings in the Chancel Choir, and co-directs the Cherub Choir of sweet (and very active) 3 to 7 year olds! When Caroline is not working, she enjoys reading and chauffeuring her kids (Jadyn, 11, Zoe, 8, and Zander, 6) around to all their activities.

Guest Musicians:

Johnny Salvesen, Guitar and Vocal Tech Instruction during season
Jack Watkins, Drums
Robyn Reid, Cello and Guitar

All of our guest musicians are also members or friends of the Fort-Worth based band Second Time Around which has been playing professionally for the past four years.  They are an entertainment band specializing in different styles of music ranging from 1950s standards to today’s hits.  The group has been heard all over Texas.  In addition to Second Time Around, the musicians are busy with other bands, projects, school and gigs.

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