Composer Stacey Brown

Stacey Brown

Born and raised in Kamloops BC, Canadian composer Stacey Brown’s output is diverse, ranging from opera, to solo, vocal, chamber, mixed and orchestral works, to music for dance, theatre and film.

Montreal-based Canadian composer Stacey Brown has been called “a composer to watch” (Broad Street Review) whose “considerable promise is apparent” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Her varied and versatile musical output – described as organic and deftly interwoven (Le Devoir), and “showing a gift for skillful orchestration” (Bachtrack) – includes opera and concert works, from solo to orchestra, as well as music for projects involving theatre, dance, and film. Winner of Symphony Nova Scotia’s Maria Anna Mozart Award (2019), the National Composition Prize of the Canadian University Music Society (2010), and the 1st and 3rd prizes of the Prix collégien de musique contemporarine (2016, 2018).

Brown has had her works performed across Canada and in the United States by ensembles including the Philadelphia Orchestra (Yannick Nézet-Séguin), the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra (Dina Gilbert), l’Orchestre Métropolitain (Yannick Nézet-Séguin), l’Orchestre de la Francophone (Jean-Philippe Tremblay), Bicycle Opera Project, VivaVoce (Peter Schubert), Fiolûtrönig, Ensemble Kô (Tiphaine Legrand), Pianos Galore (Clyde Mitchell), and Erreur de type 27 (Katia Makdissi-Warren), as well as by performers including Daniel Cabena, Claudine Ledoux, Philippe Prud’homme, and Katelyn Clark. And adjunct professor of music and experienced French-English translator, Brown has also authored several music analysis articles published by L’Éducation musicale (France). Stacey Brown is a Professional Member of the Canadian League of Composers and an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, and holds composition degrees from the University of Victoria (BMUS) and the Université de Montréal (MMUS; DMUS).


This page was last updated in November 2020.