The Coppell Community Chorale is expanding its programming and service to the community by creating the Coppell Chamber Singers.
The Coppell Chamber Singers is a 12-24 voice select vocal ensemble performing music from all historical time periods, and covering a wide range of styles, including Renaissance, baroque, classical, contemporary, music of world folk traditions, and more. The choir performs a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment, depending upon the demands of the repertoire.
In the 2023-2024 season it is anticipated that the group will perform once on February 25, 2024 at the Coppell Arts Center.
Must be at least 17 years of age
Selected by director audition (Fall, annually)
Chorale members given preference at audition, but membership in the Chorale is NOT required to be a part of the Coppell Chamber Singers
Members are required to attend ALL rehearsals/performances.
about the director
Dr. Joshua r. brown
B.M., Dallas Baptist University
M.M., Baylor University
D.M.A., University of North Texas
Joshua R. Brown serves as Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, and Chair of Ensembles at Dallas Baptist University, where he conducts choral ensembles and teaches courses in choral music and conducting. Dr. Brown has recently served as Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Chair of Music Education at Ouachita Baptist University. The Ouachita choral ensembles enjoy a long tradition of excellence; singers from OBU have recently performed at Holidays at the Capitol, Carnegie Hall, and the Arkansas All-State Conference. Dr. Brown has been invited to present at conferences in Arkansas, Wyoming, Idaho, and Texas. Additionally, he currently serves as Executive Director of Voces Pacis – a semi-professional choral organization in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.
Prior to his appointment at Ouachita, Dr. Brown served as the Director of the University of North Texas Men's Chorus. He also served as Artistic Director of the Coppell Community Chorale (2016-2019) and was Director of Choirs at Coppell High School (2012-2017), where his choirs were selected to perform at the White House (2014), Texas Music Educators Convention (2017), and Southwestern American Choral Directors Convention (2016). Previously, Dr. Brown was Director of Choirs at Abilene High School (2009-2012). He has also served as an officer or committee member in Texas Music Education Association (TMEA) Regions 16, 20, and 31. He is regularly called upon to serve as a choral adjudicator, clinician, or accompanist.
As an advocate for church music, Dr. Brown has served as a worship leader in Arkansas and Texas. Prior church appointments include Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Arkansas (Director of Music), St. Philip Presbyterian in Hurst (Director of Music), First Baptist Church Abilene (sabbatical replacement Worship Leader), Cockrell Hill Baptist Church Dallas (Minister of Music), First Baptist Church Duncanville (Worship Associate).
Brown holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Choral Conducting with a related field in Vocal Pedagogy from the University of North Texas, a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from Baylor University, and a Bachelor of Church Music degree from Dallas Baptist University. While at Baylor, Brown was the graduate conductor of the Baylor A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers. In 2007, Brown was selected as one of eight National Graduate Semifinalists in the Choral Conducting Competition of the American Choral Directors Association. He has studied conducting with Dr. Jeffery Ames, Dr. Anton Armstrong, Dr. Donald Bailey, Professor Stephen Heyde, Dr. Allen Hightower, Dr. Stephen Holcomb, and Dr. Eric Wilson, and voice with Dr. Susan Wyatt. His professional affiliations include ARKCDA, ARACDA, ACDA, TMAA, TMEA, TCDA, NCCO, and Chorus America. Dr. Brown and his wife, Hillary, are the proud parents of two girls – Myra and Ruth.