Joshua Brown is thrilled to begin his second season as the Artistic Director of the Coppell Community Chorale. This year he begins his doctoral studies at the University of North Texas. In addition, Mr. Brown is the Director of Music at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Hurst and is on the Voice Faculty at Marcus High School in Lewisville. Prior to beginning his degree, he served as the Director of Choirs at Coppell High School from 2012-2017 where his choirs were selected to perform at the White House (2014), Texas Music Educators Convention (2017), and Southwestern American Choral Directors Convention (2016).
Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Church Music from Dallas Baptist University, and a Master of Music Degree from Baylor University. While at Baylor, Mr. Brown was privileged to serve as a teaching assistant and graduate conductor for the Baylor A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir and Concert Choir 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 with Dr. Stephen Holcomb, Dr. Donald Bailey, Dr. Anton Armstrong, Dr. Jeffery Ames, Mr. Stephen Heyde, Dr. Eric Wilson, and voice with Dr. Susan Wyatt.
Mr. Brown has served as an TMEA Region officer or committee member for 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. Mr. Brown is the son of Glyna and Ray Brown of Madisonville, TX, and brother to Jacob Brown. He is married to the lovely Hillary (McIntyre) Brown who teaches 5th Grade at Lee Elementary in Coppell ISD and sings Alto in the Chorale!
Accompanist: Caroline Martin
Caroline 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 Degree 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 spending time with her fiance (the reason for the sparkle in her eye and on her finger) and chauffeuring her kids (Jadyn, 14, Zoe, 11, and Zander 8) around to all their activities.
The following musicians have joined us over the years …
Johnny Salvesen, Guitar and Vocal Tech Instruction during season
Jack Watkins, Drums
Robyn Reid, Cello and Guitar