Meet our Singers: Paris Brown

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 by
Paris Brown sings "Glory, Glory, Glory" in newVoices concert "Christmas at the Chapel."

Paris Brown sings “Glory, Glory, Glory” in newVoices concert “Christmas at the Chapel.”

My name is Paris Brown, and although I call Chicago home, Appleton is becoming my new home. I graduated from Lawrence University with a double major in music (voice) and French and today I serve as the Director of Conservatory Admissions at Lawrence. In my new career, I’m currently pursing my master’s in professional counseling at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. My two best friends also sing in newVoices and it is the one place where we take time out of our busy schedules to share our love of music, together.

My first singing experiences were singing with my grandmother in church and I’ve been singing in a choir since I was 9 years old. As a kid, I would make up melodies and songs to everything around me, but it was not until the middle of high school that I was told that I possessed some talent.

I sing because my body and soul urge me to. It is the most effective way that I’ve found to communicate with others and with God. I sing because it is my way to add beauty to the world and leave it a better place. Through my voice, I encourage others to laugh or cry, to smile or reflect, or just be. It is my voice, but it was created with those who have come before me, and I hear my grandmother’s voice when I sing…

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