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Matthew BrowerArtist Affiliate: Piano

Hailed as “superb” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dr. Matthew Brower is a pianist, coach, and educator who brings vision and sensitivity to a variety of genres, from classical piano, chamber music, opera, and art song to musical theatre and jazz. Dr. Brower has appeared in many prestigious venues throughout the U.S. and China, including Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, and the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and he has been featured on WRTI, Philadelphia’s classical radio station. He has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia as well as members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and faculty from many leading conservatories.

Dr. Brower is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music through the Music Teachers National Association with over fifteen years of piano teaching experience. He enjoys working with students of all levels and styles and tailors his lessons to the interests and goals of each student. One of his students was recently honored to perform at Carnegie Hall as a prize winner of the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition.

Dr. Brower's violin-erhu-piano trio, 6-wire, is an ensemble-in-residence at the University of Delaware and has had the honor of performing for Vice President Joe Biden on two occasions. They received a Chamber Music America grant in 2015 and have presented concerts at numerous universities including Georgetown University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Their debut album, 6th Sense, was reviewed in Gramophone, and they will be releasing their sophomore album later this year.

As a vocal coach and choral accompanist, Dr. Brower has held positions at Opera Philadelphia, Westminster Choir College, the Curtis Institute Summerfest Young Artist Voice Program, the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Opera in the Ozarks, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2019, Dr. Brower served as Director of the Collaborative Piano Program at the University of Delaware’s Master Players Summer Festival, where he has been a faculty member for five years, and in 2020, he served on the faculty of the Collaborative Piano Summer Institute at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Brower was recently appointed Piano Program Chair at the Community Music Centers of Atlanta. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan in 2013 and 2010, respectively, and his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2008. Prior to his appointment at Emory, Dr. Brower was Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at Washington College in Maryland, where he co-founded the Washington College Piano Festival.