Principal Horn, Chris Brown received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music from the University of Georgia. There he studied with Dr. Jean Martin-Williams. While at UGA, Chris performed as principal player in the Band, Orchestra, and The Georgia Brass ensemble, which was led by world renown Canadian Brass trumpeter, Fred Mills. He won many awards while there including the Orchestra’s concerto competition where he got to perform the first movement of Struass’ 2nd concerto with the orchestra.
After graduating in 2003, Chris won a job with The U.S. Air Force Band in Washington D.C. playing with the Ceremonial Brass. He performs for funerals at Arlington National Cemetery as well as for world leaders and dignitaries at the White House, Pentagon, and around D.C. He has had the honor of playing with many other groups in D.C including the Barclay Brass, Choralis, and the National Cathedral Choral Society.
Chris and his wife, Sarah, own Topakustik USA which distributes a Swiss acoustical wooden product to the U.S. market. These wooden planks and panels can be found in Concert Halls, Atruims, and major Universities across the country including Harvard, Cornell, and Princeton. They can even be seen on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Show or in the tallest building in the world, The Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai.