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Logan  Brown 

Collaborative Pianist
Opera Theatre
Contact:
423-439-4270 / Mathes Hall 100

Logan Brown attended Baylor University and ETSU where he majored in Piano and Voice.  He has been in demand as a music director and accompanist and has collaborated in masterclasses with opera legends Paul Plishka, Benita Valente, John Alexander, Frank Little, Tito Capobianco, Renata Scotto, Mignon Dunn, Stella Zambalis, Evelyn Lear, Thomas Stewart, Sherrill Milnes, Carol Sparrow, and Randolph Locke among others, and has accompanied Ms Zambalis, Mr. Milnes, Jason Stearns, Ms. Sparrow and Mr. Locke.  He has also worked with Maestros Anton Coppola, Daniel Lipton, Paul Nadler, Thomas Pasatieri, Tim Seelig, and Imre Pallo. In addition, he has played Carlisle Floyd’s music for the composer.  He had the honor of assisting with musical preparation as accompanist/pianist for the European premiere of Sing for the Cure at London’s Royal Festival Hall in May 2009 under the direction of Dr. Tim Seelig and participated in a concert commemorating Dr. Seelig’s retirement from the Turtle Creek Chorale at Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas which was recorded.  While on staff at Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre (formerly Skylight Opera Theatre), he worked as Music Administrator and Resident Artist Coordinator as well as rehearsal pianist and was a featured orchestra member in the PBS telecast of Skylight’s production of Copland’s The Tender Land as well as arranging a well-received cabaret featuring the music of Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.  Many of his performances have been aired on public radio. 

He served on the staff of the Broadway Theatre Project for many years as an Assistant Music Director/Arranger where he worked closely with Broadway luminaries including Ben Vereen, Nancy Dussault, Dave Clemmons, Patrick Wilson, Paige Davis, Jonathan Groff, and composer Frank Wildhorn.  He also accompanied Mickey Rooney and Mr. Rooney’s wife, Jan, in their “One Man One Woman” show. 

In February of 2006, he made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York as accompanist (When We No Longer Touch) and singer (Sing for the Cure), under the direction of Dr. Seelig.  He was also a staff accompanist for the OASIS Young Artist Program with Carol Sparrow and Randolph Locke, and on staff as an accompanist for the International Vocal Arts Institute, working with the Met’s Joan Dornemann.  He has been especially close to Sherrill Milnes and Maria Zouves’ vocal program, VOICExperience, playing recitals, lessons, and masterclasses in Orlando, Tampa and Savannah.  In addition, he was also the accompanist for many community choruses, and his original compositions and arrangements were heard at GALA Festivals in San Jose, Montreal, Miami, and Denver. 

For many years, he traveled extensively as a Music Director for a vast number of musical theatre productions across the country in styles ranging from Sweeney Todd and Candide to Godspell and the Nunsense musicals. 

Until May of 2017, he spent 14 years as the Staff Accompanist for the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, FL and was a freelance pianist/accompanist in the greater Tampa area where he was well-known for his sight-reading abilities.  He moved back to Bristol, VA in the Fall of 2017.

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