AARON  DAVID BROWN

125  Sturtevant

Highland Park, MI   48203

Telephone: (313) 883-1929   /    Fax: (313) 867-3964

Website:  www.adbrown.com / Email:  aaron@adbrown.com

 

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EDUCATION

            Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

            Graduated Summa Cum Laude, GPA -  3.87

            University of Detroit, 12/84

Minor – Music (Marygrove College)

            Detroit, Michigan

 

                       

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS/CONTINUING EDUCATION

                    2014 – Fathers & Doctors of the Church – Fr. Victor Clore, PHD

                    2013 – LMGM2 Workshop – Dr. Norah Duncan IV

                        2012 – Introduction to the Revised Mass – Sacred Heart Seminary

2012 – GIA Music Reading Session

                        2011 – Organ Registration Workshop – Aram Basmadjian, Evola Music

                        2011 – Catholic Theological Reflection – Fr. Brian Massingale (Christ The King)

 

                    2006 – Music/Sound Coordinator, Intercessory Prayer Conference

                               (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Detroit MI)

                        2006 – Weekend Women’s Retreat Conference Musician

                               (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Detroit, MI)

                        2006 – Guest Music Workshop Clinician

                               (Gethsemane Baptist Church, Westland MI)

 

                    Vocal Music Institute - Blessed Sacrament

                    Detroit Rejoice Conferences - Sacred Heart Seminary / Dr. Norah Duncan IV

                        Sacred Music Workshop - Marygrove College

                        Liturgical Music/ Pastoral Practice - Sacred Heart Seminary/Dr. Norah Duncan IV

                        Roman Catholic Theology - University of Detroit

 

 

AWARDS

                    Three Academic Excellence Awards - University of Detroit, 1981-1984

                        Dean's List - University of Detroit, 1980-1984

                        Dudley Randall Poetry Award - University of Detroit, 1983

                        Dean's Key - University of Detroit, 1982

                                   

 

 

 

CATHOLIC MUSIC EXPERIENCE          

                        Pastoral Music Minister

                        St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Detroit, MI - 9/89 to 8/97

                        Responsibilities include the general oversight of the music ministry, band supervision, choir training, and weekly/special liturgies.

 

                        Music Director          

                        Precious Blood Church, Detroit, MI - 9/95 to 12/95

Responsibilities include the general oversight of the music ministry under the directives of Bishop Moses Anderson.

 

VARIOUS ADDITIONAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE


                        Prayer Service Accompanist

                        Tabernacle Baptist Church - 9/97 to 2006

Responsibilities include the planning of praise and worship musical selections for 6 am prayer service, and accompanying extemporaneous congregational singing.

 

                        Minister of Music for Contemporary Praise Service

                        Westminster Presbyterian Church - 8/99 to 2006 / 10/2011 – 5/2013

Responsibilities include the training of volunteer singers from various churches to lead the congregation in a Contemporary Praise and Worship service; selection of guest musicians; recommendations of electronic equipment; and supervision of all participating music staff.

 

Minister of Music
Gratiot Ave. Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI - 6/2003 to 9/2004
Responsibilities include the general supervision of the music ministry with a view towards completing the re-development status necessary for continued growth.

 

Interim Minister of Music

John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church - 3/03 to 8/03

Responsibilities include the general supervision of the music staff, choirs, dance, and recording ministries.  Substitute for Dr. George West.

 

                        Minister of Music

                        Grace Gospel Church - 5/99 to 6/01

Responsibilities include the general oversight of the Church's music  ministries, band supervision, choir training, music education, and accompanist for Sunday Services with a strong emphasis on hymn playing.         

 

                        Interim Music Director

                        People’s Community Church, Detroit, MI - 3/96 to 12/97

                        Responsibilities include 3 choirs and radio broadcast.        

 

 

 

AARON DAVID BROWN

125 STURTEVANT

HIGHLAND PARK, MICHIGAN  48203

(313) 883-1929

 

References

                   

                                                            Dr. Norah Duncan IV, Chair of Music

                                                  Wayne State University

                                                  6505 Cass Avenue

                                                  Detroit, Michigan  48202

                                                  (313) 577-2424

                                                  norahduncaniv@wayne.edu

 

                                                  Mr. James Tatum, Master Jazz Clinician

                                                  James Tatum Trio Plus, Inc.

                                                  P. O. Box 32240

                                                  Detroit, Michigan  48232 

                                                  (313) 255-9015

                                                  clejam@sbcglobal.net

                                                 

                                                  Pastor Mary R. Ealy

                                                  Puritan Street Church of Christ

                                                  19451 Conant

                                                  Detroit, Michigan  48234

                                                  (248) 968-5203 / (313) 893-2197

                                                  puritan26@sbcglobal.net

 

                                                  Pastor Mary Austin

                                                  Westminster Church Of Detroit

                                                  17567  Hubbell

                                                  Detroit, Michigan  48227

                                                  (313) 341-2697

                                                  pastor.achurchforallpeople@gmail.com