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Kevin Brown wins position of principal bass with Detroit Symphony Orchestra

November 24, 2014

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USC Thornton graduate certificate student Kevin Brown won the position of principal bass of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he began playing this summer. Brown has performed with the Houston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony, in addition to performing in dozens of music festivals throughout America and… read more

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