Jeffrey Brown has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestras. Recent performance highlights include appearances at the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., recital tours in the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces of China, and summer festivals in France, Germany, Italy, and Austria.
He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he earned the Performer’s Certificate, the Master of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He studied with Natalya Antonova and served as her teaching assistant, and he studied accompanying with Jean Barr. His early training was with Jane Allen at the University of Missouri. He has been a prizewinner in the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, the Iowa International Piano Competition, the Eastman Concerto Competition, and the Kneisel German Lieder Competition, and he was a recipient of the Artist Presentation Society Award of St. Louis. He has served as orchestral pianist for the Virginia Symphony and a collaborative pianist at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Austria.
He is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and other organizations committed to community engagement and education, and he has presented masterclasses and lectures at universities and conservatories throughout the United States. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator at Western Illinois University.