Music Theory & Composition
office: 124 Colburn Hall
tel.: (407) 823-1146
Dr. Robert J. Brownlow, born in Minnesota, is an educator, performer, and composer. He got his DMA and MFA from the University of Iowa, and BA from Luther College.
He is at present connected with the University of Central Florida where he teaches music theory and composition. He is also a composition and theory instructor at Interlochen Center for the Arts' camp since summer of 1999. Prior to moving in Orlando area, he held teaching positions at Luther College in 1994 and The University of Wisconsin - River Falls from 1994 to 1999 where he was an Assistant Professor in studio trumpet and conducted brass ensemble. During his early years of teaching, he was a visiting artist/studio instructor for Cornell College and Mount Mercy College both in Iowa.
Dr. Brownlow has been actively performing as a Trumpeter since 1986. He is currently a member of several professional ensembles: The Bach Festival Orchestra (2002-present), Bach Festival Brass Quintet (2001-present), and Interlochen Arts Camp Faculty Brass Ensemble (1999-present).
He also serves as a substitute with the Brevard Symphony Orchestra (2000-present), Jacksonville Symphony (2000-present), and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (1999-present).
In the past he has been a member of Minnesota Sinfonia (1996-1999); Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra (1992-1994); LaFosse Baroque Ensemble (1992-1994); Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (1990-1993); University of Iowa Music Ensemble (1990-1992); University of Iowa New Music Ensemble (1990-1992); Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra (1989-1994); Cedar Rapids Symphony Brass Quintet and Trio (1989-1994); La Crosse Symphony Orchestra (1986); soloist for University of Iowa-River Falls Symphony Orchestra (1999); Wind Ensemble (1997); and Jazz Ensemble (1997); and was a featured soloist for Sheldon Theatre Brass Band (1994-1996).
Dr. Brownlow has more than fifty compositions to his credit and remains active as a composer and performer.