About the Music Director



Jordan Brown is Music Director of the New Sussex Symphony beginning with the 2018-2019 season. He was appointed after a formal search process that drew applicants from multiple states.

Brown has conducted the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Wiener Kammeroper in Vienna, Austria, and the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. He has formerly held conducting positions with Cincinnati Opera, the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and The State College of Florida, Sarasota-Manatee.

He additionally serves as Orchestra Director at the prestigious Dalton School in Manhattan. Together they have performed at Lincoln Center, and commissioned new music for orchestra from composers including Eric Nathan, Paola Prestini, Jessie Montgomery, Gregory Spears and Thomas Reeves.

Brown studied conducting at the Yale School of Music under Lawrence Leighton Smith, where he held the Charles Ives Scholarship and the Dean’s Prize. He also studied cello and conducting at Florida State University College of Music, the Salzburg Mozarteum, Domaine Forget Academy, and the National Conducting Institute with Leonard Slatkin. He has participated in conducting masterclasses with Kenneth Kiesler, Michael Tilson-Thomas and the New World Symphony,  Peter Oundjian, Gustav Meier, and Otto-Werner Müller.

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