Richard E Brown has long been active as a composer-arranger and music educator. His training includes MM and DM degrees in composition from Florida State University, and a BA in music education from Central College, which named him a Distinguished Alumnus in 1983. His principal composition studies were with Carlisle Floyd, John Boda, and Charles Carter. A member of ASCAP, he works in numerous genres, and is represented in the catalogs of several publishers. Retired from teaching, Dr. Brown is presently composer-in-residence with the Shoreline Concert Band In Washington State.