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Kayson Brown is a passionate music educator and performer whose primary goal is to inspire audiences and the musicians under his direction. Kayson completed a Master's Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Brigham Young University where he served as both cello and conducting faculty. He is the founder of the Lyceum Music Festival and director of the American Heritage Lyceum Orchestras Program where he oversees five youth orchestras and a nationally significant summer music festival. In 2013, Kayson was recognized as the “best music educator” in Utah by Best of State Utah. The Philharmonic which he directs has won for “best orchestra” six years consecutively. Kayson conducted, produced, and arranged music selections for two albums featuring his award-winning Philharmonic.
Kayson has soloed with more than a dozen orchestras and conducted more than 25 symphony orchestras including professional, university, and youth orchestras across the country and abroad. He was featured in a KBYU special performing Bach Unaccompanied Suites as well as The Piano Guys PBS Great Performances Special, “Live at Red Butte.” Kayson co-wrote the Beethoven’s 5 Secrets single that ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Classical Charts and currently has a combined over 30 million views on YouTube. He has collaborated with many of the music industry’s top professionals including The 5 Browns, The Piano Guys, Jackie Evancho, Jenny Oaks Baker, Igor & Vesna Gruppman, Trans-Siberia Orchestra’s Mark Wood, and many more.
Kayson earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in Cello Performance at the University of Utah where he studied with John Eckstein of the Utah Symphony. Kayson has also worked with some of the world's premier cellists, including international soloist Natalie Clein, Marc Johnson of the Vermeer Quartet, and principal cellist of the New York Philharmonic, Carter Brey. Kayson has maintained a studio of fine young cellists for many years and is currently sharing his cello expertise online through www.Learn2playcello.com
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