VINROY D. BROWN, JR., is an active conductor, musician and music educator. He serves on the Conducting, Organ & Sacred Music faculty at Westminster Choir College where he conducts the Westminster Jubilee Singers. An active church musician, He is Director of Music & Worship Arts at Elmwood United Presbyterian Church. In addition to his duties at Elmwood, he also serves as Director of Choir & Worship Ministries at New Creation of the Apostolic Faith. He oversees extensive church music programs, including the ensembles from New Creation campuses in New Jersey and New York in addition to mentoring worship leaders and building arts programs across the three campuses of the Elmwood United Presbyterian Church.
An active conductor, Mr. Brown serves on the Guest Conducting faculty of the Trenton Children’s Chorus, previously conducting the chorus and singing as a soloist in Ocean Grove, New Jersey and conducting them in performance at Rider University. He begins tenure as Conductor of the 25-voice Capital Singers of Trenton Chorale this Fall, and will become the Artistic Director and Conductor of the 85-voice Capital Singers of Trenton in January 2018. Finally, he maintains an active performance schedule with the Elmwood Concert Singers, for which he is Founder, Conductor & Artistic Director. The Concert Singers present concerts annually, their most recent performance being for the Faith in Action Committee of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. A public school educator, he is also Director of Choral Activities at Morristown High School.
A noted baritone, Mr. Brown has sung on concert and opera stages across the country, as both a soloist and chorister. As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, he performed in the world’s greatest concert halls with today’s leading orchestras: the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic. Among his most notable engagements was the filming of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in honor of the 100th birthday of philanthropist William H. Scheide for the Great Performances Showcase on PBS. With the Westminster Choir, he has toured nationally and sung in the Spoleto Festival USA performances of Adams’ El Niño, Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová, and in choral-orchestral concerts of Bach, Handel and Pärt works with the Westminster Choir, Charleston Symphony Chorus, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra and New York Baroque. He recently made his New York Lyric Opera Theatre debut at Carnegie Hall, singing opera scenes from Massenet’s Manon and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana.
A New Brunswick, New Jersey native, he holds degrees in Sacred Music and Music Education, both from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Currently, he studies at Regent University, where he is a candidate for a graduate degree in Practical Theology, with a concentration in Worship & Media.