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Nicholas Alexander Brown has served as a music specialist/concert producer for the Library of Congress Music Division since spring 2012. His duties include co-curating public programs for the Library's concert series, managing outreach initiatives, and promoting the Library's performing arts collections. An active conductor, musicologist and chorister, he is the founder and music director of The Irving Fine Society, and conductor of the Library of Congress Chorale and Washington Sängerbund. A native Bostonian, Brown previously worked in the Harvard University Office of the President and Provost, and held internships with the Office of the First Lady at the White House (Obama Administration) and the Boston Symphony Orchestra Press Office.
Brown is a chorister with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and previously sang with the London Philharmonic Choir, London Symphony Chorus, and BBC Symphony Chorus. He served as a French horn player, junior enlisted conductor and vocalist in the 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Brown is a contributor to The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (2015), and writes for HuffPost Blog and the Music Division's In the Muse blog. He lectures regularly at the Library of Congress and has also lectured for Boston Modern Orchestra Project/The Irving Fine Society. He recently gave conference presentations at the University of Oxford, Technische Universität Dortmund and Carleton University (Ottawa). Brown holds an M.Mus in Musicology from King's College London, an M.S. in Library and Information Science from The Catholic University of America (Cultural Heritage Information Management concentration), and a B.A. in Music (Conducting Performance) and History from Brandeis University. He is the president of the Library of Congress Hispanic Cultural Society, the vice president of Beta Phi Mu-Iota Chapter (the library and information science honors society), and a past chair of the Library of Congress LGBTQ+ employee association (LC-GLOBE). Brown was recently appointed to the advisory board of the Department of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America. www.nicholasalexanderbrown.com. @frenchhorn88