Meet the Maestro

“Positively inspiring and realistically joyous!”
Laura Throne

Maestro Stephen P Brown
Maestro Stephen P Brown,
General Director of the DMS

British-American Conductor-Composer Stephen P. Brown has shared his zeal for live classical music for over 35 years on four continents, and was ranked #2 on the Reverbnation USA Classical Music Chart.

Maestro Brown is a deeply adventurous and creative impresario who founded the Medway Chamber Orchestra, SouthEast Symphony, numerous percussion ensembles, and the Concert University performer coaching program. “Stephen P. Brown is one of those rare angels you meet in life that help you live the fullest and best potential by encouraging you to reach all your goals unabashedly,” said coaching student and professional musician Diana Buckholz.

He is currently the Conductor of the Richey Community Orchestra & Chorus and the General Director of the Dunedin Music Society. In addition, he has worked with numerous professional and amateur chamber, orchestral, choral, dance and stage musical groups throughout the UK and the USA, and held esteemed positions in a handful of prestigious colleges and conservatories on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

As an award-winning composer, Brown has been writing original music since age 16, mostly for ensembles he was performing with or teaching. Most recently, he has completed over 50 compositions as part of a quest to set each of the Psalms to original music – some choral, but mostly instrumental. Two of Brown’s compositions have won Global Music Awards, including Tapestry Tampa Bay.

As an award-winning conductor, Brown’s first full-length orchestral concert included the mighty Piano Concerto No.5 by Beethoven with David Ward followed by Symphony No.5 by Tchaikovsky, conducted from memory at age 19. He is known for transforming ensembles and captivating audiences: “It’s almost as if the music is a tangible medium he is sculpting,” said Kathleen Haft, a musician who attends Brown’s concerts at every opportunity. “He has grace, poise, charm and humor.”

Be sure to visit the Maestro’s website and sign up for his email newsletters: don’t want miss anything, do you? www.stephenpbrown.com/newsletter

“Dreamers of Dreams” Maestro’s Circle

The various levels of annual membership (Music Champions & Dreamers of Dreams), single donations (Music Builders), and sponsorship packages (Music Makers) are inspired by the poem “Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy, which was set to beautiful music by Sir Edward Elgar in The Music Makers.

The DMS Maestro’s Circle is an annual VIP membership program offering individuals, businesses and corporations extended personal and/ or promotional benefits and recognition. Join today!

Movers ($2,500)

  • Ed Gruber

We also truly appreciate our Music Builders, Music Champions, and Music Makers.

Music Makers

Silver ($2,500)

Edward Jones

Music Champions

Supporters

  • Karen Owen
  • James Reid

Family Members

  • Jim & Julie Longen
  • Ben & Dorothy Marolla
  • Dennis Saloky

Committed Members

  • Maria Alspach
  • Robert Armour
  • Alicen Barrett
  • Ted Barrett
  • Lyne Barton
  • Beverly Becker
  • Amber Berntsen
  • James Bevan
  • David Birnbaum
  • Melissa Brown
  • Stephen P Brown
  • Jack Bruns
  • Kate Chambers
  • Pat Clark
  • Marianne Craig
  • Dennis Crow
  • Derek Currier
  • Gene DiRusso
  • Janet Dudley
  • William Elliott
  • Pat Goldschmidt
  • Diane Gray
  • George Gray
  • Nancy Green
  • ronald hein
  • David Helfrich
  • William Helm
  • Catriona Hill
  • Sherrin Hilliard
  • Broderick Hoerner
  • Greg Howard
  • Nancy Izor-Obarski
  • David Jamieson
  • Darlene Johnson
  • Mona Johnson
  • Tom Krisa
  • Jerry Krumbholz

  • Lee Lafleur
  • Billy Landreth
  • Rosey Landreth
  • Paul Marlin
  • Mischelle Martyn
  • Susan Martyn
  • Jeffrey Michaels
  • Lora Mills
  • Daniel Morgan
  • Robert Mosier
  • Ron Moss
  • Butch Niford
  • Diane Niford
  • Anastasia Palls
  • Beatrice Palls
  • Craig Palmer
  • Candice Peace
  • Bill Possi
  • Connie A Powell
  • Ginni Pressgrove
  • Kate Rahimzadeh
  • Meredith Raymond
  • Barbara Read
  • Robert Rickel
  • Linda Shaw
  • Rachel Sherman
  • Cathy Skora
  • Henri Stein
  • Vincent M. Titara
  • Michele Tyrpak
  • Helen Valentine
  • Valerie Wade
  • Jerry Walker
  • Chris Walters
  • Alex Wert
  • Gary Williams

Thank you, also, to our 2019 Supporters and Partners:

  • The Hampton at Clearwater
  • Creative Pinellas
  • YourCause LLC
  • City of Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • Kate Chambers
  • Bill Helm
  • Karen Owen
  • Derek Currier
  • City of Dunedin Parks & Recreation
  • Tom Krisa
  • Jack Bruns
  • Musicians Services Inc
  • Henri Stein
  • Nancy Obarski
  • W Craig Palmer
  • Steven Pressman
  • Second Time Arounders Marching Band
  • Doug Ritchie
  • Ted Kadison
  • Anastasia Palls
  • The SPB International Agency, LLC
  • Ron Moss
  • Amy Hodgins
  • Barbara S. Pratt
  • James Reid
  • Ted & Alicen Barrett
  • Luella Oshea
  • Lora Mills
  • Linda Shaw
  • Rosey Landreth
  • Diane & George Gray
  • Bill Possi
  • James Bevan
  • Jeffrey Michaels
  • Catriona A. Hill
  • Gene DiRusso
  • smile.amazon.com
  • Alex Wert
  • Matthew Zebell
  • Rinaldi Group LLC
  • Tracy Bertke
  • Valerie Wade
  • Lucas Owen
  • Rachel Sherman
  • Beatrice Palls
  • Cherry Mclaughlin
  • EHCB Inc
  • Gary Williams
  • Greg Howard
  • Linda Goheen
  • Melba Rilott
  • Nancy Green
  • St. Petersburg Community Band
  • Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble
  • William Gee
  • Candice Peace
  • gary debroekert
  • David Jamieson
  • Patricia Clark
  • Robert Mosier
  • Jeffrey Kikoler
  • Ronald Hein
  • Sasha Klemawesch
  • Stephanie Kadison
  • Express Checkout
  • Shenandoah Art LLC
  • Amber Berntsen
  • Amy Larbyger
  • Beverly Becker
  • Billy Landreth
  • Bob Osswald
  • Darlene Johnson
  • Dennis Crow
  • Diane Wall
  • Eldon Weaver
  • Gail Rothrock
  • Graeme Currie
  • Janet Dudley
  • Janice Gibson
  • John Green
  • John MacDonald
  • Julie Longen
  • Madge Ladd
  • Margaret Bagwell-Marante
  • Maria Alspach
  • Max Shimer
  • Melissa Brown
  • Meredith Raymond
  • Michele Tyrpak
  • Pat Goldschmidt
  • Patricia Goldschmidt
  • Proserfina P Rajel
  • Richard Harrison
  • Robert Armour
  • Robert Rickel
  • Sandra Walters
  • Sharon Chroman
  • Sherrin Hilliard
  • Susan Martyn
  • Tim Bailey-Jones
  • Timothy Jones
  • Virginia Obry
  • Walt Freytag
  • William Genovese
  • Barbara Mallender
  • Helen Valentine
  • Azra Begic
  • Chris Walters
  • David Diez-Perez
  • Teresa Sullivan
  • Charles Mcintosh
  • David Martha Birnbaum
  • Jennifer Ehrhart
  • Nancy Pogreba
  • Steve Hightower
  • Sylvia R. Dennie
  • Jude DeCoff
  • Ginni L Pressgrove
  • Lee Lafleur

Founders

The 68 DMS Founders are individuals and businesses who donated to our Founder’s Day 2017, the first event of the DMS and our first fund-raising activity.