Trumpeter Neil Brown enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, educator, composer, arranger, and band leader. Currently a member of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Apollo Orchestra, Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, Tryos Ensemble and Trio illumino, Neil can frequently be heard playing with many Washington D.C. area ensembles including the National Philharmonic, Maryland Symphony, and New Orchestra of Washington. He is also the founder, principal composer, and trumpeter for the classical, jazz and rock influenced group Phonic Wrinkle.
Originally from Guilford, Connecticut, Neil earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Maryland and was a member of the United States Navy Band in Washington D.C. from 2009-2013. He attended the National Orchestral Institute, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Las Vegas Music Festival, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. As an educator, he has performed numerous educational concerts, presented masterclasses at both the university and high school levels, served on the faculty of the Suitland Performing Arts High School and the Sheridan School, and leads a private trumpet studio. Neil's teachers include Chris Gekker, Steven Hendrickson, and Allan Dean.