Dr. Kimberly Brown

Soprano Kimberly Brown has been on faculty at Wayland’s School of Music since 2007. At WBU, she is employed as Associate Professor and Director of Vocal Studies, teaching Applied Voice, Diction, and co-teaching Vocal Pedagogy. Dr. Brown is active as a solo and collaborative recitalist, having recently performed large collaborative vocal works such as Liebeslieder Waltzer (Brahms), To Be Sung Upon the Water (Argento), I Never Saw Another Butterfly (Laitman), Sechs Deutsche Lieder (Spohr), Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Villa-Lobos), and the world premiere of Gary D. Belshaw’s Rossetti Songs. Dr. Brown has appeared as soprano soloist for large concert works including Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach), Messiah (Handel), Requiem (Fauré), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Vesperae solennes de confessore (Mozart), and Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams). Her operatic credits include principle roles in Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart), La bohème (Puccini), The Tragedy of Carmen (Brook/Bizet), Albert Herring (Britten), and the world premiere of John Baur’s The Promise.

Dr. Brown earned a Doctor of Musical Arts with a concentration in Vocal Performance from the University of Memphis, a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Alabama, and a Bachelor of Arts in General Music from Jacksonville State University. Her research interests focus largely upon vocal health and women’s health issues as they relate to singing. She was published in a 2015 volume of Journal of Singing on the effects of hormones on the female voice and comfort levels of female college students in regard to communication of this topic in the voice studio. Also in 2015, she contributed an entry on composer, Angela Morley, to Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History.


Course Title Time Room
MUSI 3203
Diction I MW 3:10-4:25 HMC 103
VOIC 1105-4206 Applied Voice TBA HMC 131
MUSI 3204 Diction II MW 3:10-4:25 HMC 103
VOIC 1105-4206 Applied Voice TBA HMC 131