Beginning Fall 2017, we're delighted to welcome choral conductor Claudia Brown to our faculty. Brown is a singer and conductor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has held leading roles in opera and oratorio productions in the U.S. and the U.K., where she graduated with a Masters of Music in Choral Studies from the University of Cambridge. Brown has studied with some of the U.K.'s foremost conductors and also holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Duquesne University.
The UB Department of Music is excited to announce that the legendary bassist Sabu Adeyola will be joining its faculty as adjunct instructor of jazz bass beginning fall 2017. A protégé to the late jazz master Charles Mingus, Sabu has spent his career touring, performing, and recording with industry elites including: Abbey Lincoln, Ahmad Jamal, Charlie Byrd, Donald Byrd, George Caldwell, Payton Crossley, Dexter Gordon, Whitney Marchelle, 'Onaje' Allan Gumbs, Elvin Shepherd, Leon Thomas, Allen Tinney, “Big” Joe Turner, Mal Waldron, “Big” Walter, Grover Washington Jr., Azzeddin Weston, Randy Weston, Roy Haynes, Flip Phillips, Cassandra Wilson and Gary Burton.