Marquelle Brown graduated with a Master’s of Music in Flute Performance and Pedagogy in 1999 from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Brigham Young University in 1996. Marquelle loves teaching and performing. She is passionate about helping students develop a love for music as well as developing their talent. She believes learning a musical instrument contributes to an increase in their self-confidence, strengthens their character, and develops discipline. Marquelle has taught many students who have received scholarships for college, who have made All State and All Region Bands, who have played with Youth Orchestras, and who have received superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble. She has also taught early childhood music classes which emphasized rhythm, movement, and singing. She has been active in her church performing solos, leading children’s music, and directing the choir on multiple occasions throughout the years.
Marquelle has performed with wonderful orchestras and chamber ensembles. She soloed with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and performed with their Piano Trio. She was a finalist in the Mid-South Flute Festival, and accompanied the Mid-Ohio Valley Children’s Chorus and the Tulsa Children’s Chorus. Marquelle studied with Patricia George, Elizabeth Ruppe-Weissman, and Fransis Fuge, and has attended master classes with world-renowned flutists James Galway, Jimmy Walker, Michael Deboast, Jeannee Baxstresser, Julius Baker, Brad Gardner, Ada Toland-Mosello, Patricia George, Alexa Still, and Mary-Karen Clardy.
Marquelle is currently teaching at the Barthelmes Conservatory and her active private studio. Her passion for music and educating others on their path to excellence is a pleasure she continues to enjoy. She loves learning and helping others cherish the love of learning. She is grateful to share the gift of music with others and help them on their journey of experiencing the joy of music.