Mr. James A. Brown served as our inaugural clinician in the 2008-09 season, then again in our third and seventh festivals. His contribution to helping establish OTMF is most appreciated!
Mr. Brown presently serves as the director of music and worship at Independent Presbyterian Church of Memphis, a position held since 1993. Prior to coming to IPC, he was Director of Music at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama, for sixteen years. Having received a BA in music from Samford University and an MME from the University of Georgia, he has taught music at all levels from preschool through college. He has also planned and conducted church music sessions at divisional meetings of the American Choral Directors Association and has been a reviewer for The Choral Journal. Mr. Brown has served as a clinician for church and school choral music workshops across the southeast, and his choirs have performed for regional, national, and international choral festivals and conferences and at churches throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. James and his wife, Pam, who is the director of children's choirs at Independent Presbyterian Church, have two married children.
Mrs. Pam Brown, wife of James A. Brown, served as Children's Choir Clinician for our Festival '11 season. She also helps immensely in rehearsals when James is our Choral Clinician.
Mrs. Brown has served as Director of Children's Choirs at Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee since 1993. Prior to this, she served as Children's Choir Coordinator at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. She received a BA in music from Samford University and an MEd from the University of Georgia. Mrs. Brown has taught church and school music at all levels from preschool to high school. She has also served as clinician for children's choir workshops throughout the Presbyterian Church in America denomination.