Art Brownlow, D.M.A.


School of Music

College of Fine Arts

UT Rio Grande Valley

Art Brownlow is a professor of music and the Deputy Provost's Fellow for Academic Innovation at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches music history and applied trumpet. He is the recipient of the UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and the College Music Society Instructional Technology Initiative Award. Additionally, he has been named an Apple Distinguished Educator. Brownlow's research interests are varied, including brass instrument history, 19th century orchestral music, educational technology in music, and flipped learning. His scholarly work includes The Last Trumpet: A History of the English Slide Trumpet, Teaching Music History with iPad, various articles in journals and conference proceedings, and many presentations at conferences and symposia. He has also directed the university's study abroad program in Vienna, Austria, for music students. Previously, Brownlow was an active performer, having played for thirty years as Principa;l Trumpet with the Valley Symphony Orchestra and with orchestra in Illinois, Texas, the Carolinas and the Spoleto Festival in Italy. In addition to a Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Texas at Austin, Brownlow received degrees from Northwestern University and Furman University, with additional studies in musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An RVing enthusiast, he enjoys nothing better than a road trip to a national park with his wonderful family: wife Amy, son James, and daughter Anne.