John Brown selected to fulfill the music component of Governor Cooper’s Hometown Strong Initiative

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
John Brown is Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Jazz Program at Duke.
John Brown

Governor Roy Cooper’s Hometown Strong Initiative supports North Carolina's underserved communities. The program will support targeted rural counties that currently offer very limited music education and music exposure to students. Professor Brown's charge is to increase awareness of the power of music in supporting and enhancing the school curriculum. This builds on the education concerts he usually gives for young people across NC each Spring, with workshops for teachers and interactive performances for students. He and his bands will reach thousands of students across the state with their visits during the 2018-19 school year.

John Brown is a North Carolina native who grew up in Fayetteville. He is a graduate of the School of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the School of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.