Adam Brown '99, the Fox Valley Symphony Philharmonia conductor, currently teaches orchestra at Green Bay East High School and beginning instrumental music at several Green Bay elementary schools. He received his Bachelor's degree from Lawrence University and his Master's degree from Northwestern University, both in music education.
Mr. Brown is a past cello section coach of the Fox Valley Symphony Youth and Concert Orchestras. He has played in orchestras and chamber groups throughout northeastern Wisconsin, including the Symphony Orchestras of Fox Valley, Green Bay, Green Bay Civic, Oshkosh, Beaver Dam, and the Weidner Philharmonic. Mr. Brown is an active adjudicator for the Wisconsin School Music Association and is currently the cello section coach and coordinator for the WSMA High School State Honors Orchestra. He lives in Appleton with his wife and son.
Greg Austin, conductor of Concert Orchestra and former longtime conductor of Philharmonia, currently teaches orchestra at Kaleidoscope Academy as well as Edison and Franklin Elementary Schools in the Appleton Area School District. Previous to working in Appleton, he taught orchestra classes at all levels in the Menasha Joint School District. He attended UW-Stevens Point and UW-Madison, where he received a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education.
While at UW-Madison he received the Richard C. Church award for outstanding student in music education, as well as working for the Wisconsin Youth Symphonies as music librarian and chamber music coach. Mr. Austin has performed as a member of the Fox Valley Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, where he served as Principal Second Violin for many summer seasons.
Dr. Mark Dupere
Mark Dupere is Assistant Professor of Music at Lawrence University, where he is the Director of Orchestral Studies. He is a passionate educator and hopes to impart a love of music-making and active engagement with audiences in the performance of music from all periods. He currently conducts the Lawrence Symphony and Chamber Orchestras as well the Fox Valley Youth Orchestra.
As cellist, Mark performed throughout Europe with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Haagsche Hofmuzieck, Anima Eterna Brugge and was an apprentice with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London. Mark was a "New Young Artist" at the Victoria Bach Festival, performed in the Leipzig Bach Competition, and most recently named a national finalist in the American Prize in Conducting. Mark holds degrees in Cello from the University of Texas at Austin, Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, The Netherlands and a Doctorate in Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University.