Anita Brown
  • Let's Compose! residency project for third graders, Lincoln Park Elementary School.

Anita Brown

• Offering private study in my Nyack home or in your Westchester home. Clients in Scarsdale, Harrison and Rye Neck. • Specializing in beginner to intermediate study for all ages on piano and several band instruments, providing strong foundations in reading, writing and playing music through motivational, age-appropriate activities. • Also offering intermediate to advanced studies in jazz composition and arranging: melody writing, arranging for the jazz orchestra, developing the inspired idea.


Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Other


• BMI Jazz Composers' Workshop, NYC; 1995-2003 • New York Conducting Institute, 1994 • Herbert H. Lehman College (Bronx); 1990-92: MAT Music Ed. • University of NH (Durham); 1980-84: BM in Music Ed. • Private Study w/jazz legend, Lennie Tristano;


• 2006 First recipient ASCAP/International Jazz Composers’ Symposium Award for New Music (Big Band) for "The Lighthouse." • 2004 Debut CD, “Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra: 27 EAST” appeared on NARAS’ balot for The 46th Grammy Awards: six categories. • 2003 Jazz Composers' Workshop Finalist: BMI Charlie Parker Composition Competition for “Shifting Tides of Montauk.” • 2001 Jazz Composers' Workshop Finalist: BMI Charlie Parker Composition Competition for “27 EAST.” • 1992 Lehman College: Recipient of The Class of 1897 Music Award to further Music Education. • 1991 Lehman College: Recipient of the Alice Minnie Hertz Heniger Award for excellence in musical studies. • 1983 UNH: Selected to conduct University Wind Ensemble for Honors Convocation. • 1983 UNH: Selected to conduct University Women's Chorus in rehearsal and performance for ailing professor. • 1982 UNH: Selected to conduct University Wind Ensemble for NH All-State Music Educators' Conference, Concord, NH. • 1977 Andover High School, Andover, MA; Scholarship for an Outstanding Music Student intending to continue studies in Music Education.


• Member of the Jazz Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY and New Jersey City University, Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ. • Founding Member Hudson Valley Jazz Collective, Nyack, NY, 2007 - Present • Jazz Subcommittee Secretary, Member Education Committees, 2006, Riverspace Arts Center, Nyack, NY • Founder and Composer/Conductor: Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra 2000 - Present • Member AFM Local 802, NYC: Arranger, Conductor, Copyist 1995 - Present • BMI Composer/Publisher: Anita Brown Publishing 1994 - Present • Member: IAJE (International Association for Jazz Education) 1993 - 2008 • MENC, Rockland County Music Educators’ Association, Executive Board, 1993 – 1995 • Rockland County All-County Band Supervisor, 1993 – 1995 • New York State Permanent Certificate: Music K-12, 1992


SO many!!! Teachers, students, composers past and present, jazz composers & colleagues, Stravinsky, jazz masters, Stravinsky, conductors, Mom & Dad, Stravinsky and nature.


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PO Box 242
Nyack, New York 10960
United States


Phone: 845 358-1634