125 Sturtevant

Highland Park, MI   48203

Telephone: (313) 883-1929   /    Fax: (313) 867-3964

Website:  www.adbrown.com / Email:  aaron@adbrown.com





            Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

            Graduated Summa Cum Laude, GPA -  3.87

            University of Detroit, 12/84

Minor – Music (Marygrove College)

            Detroit, Michigan




                     2017 – Presbyterian Worship & Sacraments, Dr. Allen Timm, Presbytery of Detroit, PCUSA

                     2016 – Presbyterian Theology (Creeds), Dr. Allen Timm, Presbytery of Detroit, PCUSA

                        2016 – Basic Clerk Training (Robert’s Rules 11th ed.), Ed Koster, Stated Clerk, Presb. Of Detroit

                     2015 – Biblical Interpretation – Dr. Allen Timm, Presbytery of Detroit, PCUSA

                     2015 – Choral Intensive Workshop, Dr. Gerald Custer, Wayne State Univ.

                     2014 – Fathers & Doctors of the Church – Fr. Victor Clore, PHD

                     2013 – LMGM2 Workshop – Dr. Norah Duncan IV

                        2012 – Introduction to the Revised Mass – Sacred Heart Seminary

2012 – GIA Music Reading Session

                        2011 – Organ Registration Workshop – Aram Basmadjian, Evola Music

                        2011 – Catholic Theological Reflection – Fr. Brian Massingale (Christ The King)


                     2006 – Music/Sound Coordinator, Intercessory Prayer Conference

                               (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Detroit MI)

                        2006 – Weekend Women’s Retreat Conference Musician

                               (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Detroit, MI)

                        2006 – Guest Music Workshop Clinician

                               (Gethsemane Baptist Church, Westland MI)                 

                     Vocal Music Institute - Blessed Sacrament

                     Detroit Rejoice Conferences - Sacred Heart Seminary, Dr. Norah Duncan IV

                        Sacred Music Workshop - Marygrove College

                        Liturgical Music/Pastoral Practice - Sacred Heart Seminary, Dr. Norah Duncan IV

                        Roman Catholic Theology - University of Detroit

Systematic Theology – Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Dr. Anneliese Sinnott, OP, Ph.D



                    Three Academic Excellence Awards - University of Detroit, 1981-1984

                        Dean's List - University of Detroit, 1980-1984

                        Dudley Randall Poetry Award - University of Detroit, 1983

                        Dean's Key - University of Detroit, 1982





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                        Pastoral Music Minister

                        St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Detroit, MI - 9/89 to 8/97

                        Responsibilities include the general oversight of the music ministry, band supervision, choir training, and weekly/special liturgies.


                        Music Director         

                        Precious Blood Church, Detroit, MI - 9/95 to 12/95

Responsibilities include the general oversight of the music ministry under the directives of Bishop Moses Anderson.



            Prayer Service Accompanist

            Tabernacle Baptist Church - 9/97 to 2006

Responsibilities include the planning of praise and worship musical selections for 6 a.m.                                                                                                                prayer service, and accompanying extemporaneous congregational singing.


            Minister of Music for Contemporary Praise Service

            Westminster Presbyterian Church - 8/99 to 2006 / 10/2011 – Present

Responsibilities include the training of volunteer singers from various churches to lead the        congregation in a Contemporary Praise and Worship service; selection of guest musicians; recommendations of electronic equipment; and supervision of all participating music staff.


Minister of Music
Gratiot Ave. Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI - 6/2003 to 9/2004
Responsibilities include the general supervision of the music ministry with a view towards completing the re-development status necessary for continued growth.


            Interim Minister of Music

            John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church - 3/03 to 8/03         

Responsibilities include the general supervision of the music staff, choirs, dance, and recording ministries.  Substitute for Dr. George West.


            Minister of Music

            Grace Gospel Church - 5/99 to 6/01

Responsibilities include the general oversight of the Church music ministries, band supervision, choir training, music education, and accompanist for Sunday Services with a strong emphasis on hymn playing.        


            Interim Music Director

            People’s Community Church, Detroit, MI - 3/96 to 12/97

            Responsibilities include 3 choirs and radio broadcast. 



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                                                   Dr. Norah Duncan IV, Chair of Music

                                                   Wayne State University

                                                   6505 Cass Avenue

                                                   Detroit, Michigan  48202

                                                   (313) 577-2424



                                                   Mr. James Tatum, Master Jazz Clinician

                                                   James Tatum Trio Plus, Inc.

                                                   P. O. Box 32240

                                                   Detroit, Michigan  48232 

                                                   (313) 255-9015



                                                   Pastor Mary R. Ealy

                                                   Puritan Street Church of Christ

                                                   19451 Conant

                                                   Detroit, Michigan  48234

                                                   (248) 968-5203 / (313) 893-2197