Composer Gavin Brown’s musical journey began with The Sting. He took up piano so he could play the ragtime music of Scott Joplin, which was featured in that movie. He studied music at DePauw University and composition with Panamanian composer Roque Cordero at Illinois State University. Brown’s music draws from a number of influences from classical and jazz to rock and pop.
A native of the American Midwest, he currently resides in Baltimore and serves as the Baltimore Composers Forum’s vice president and treasurer.