Members

Dr. Eileen Brownell

Dr. Eileen Brownell is a native of Sparks Nevada. She is an active teacher and performer. Ms. Brownell is a member of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Principal of the West Shore Symphony Orchestra in Muskegon, and also performs with Jackson, Kalamazoo, Rochester Hills, and Battle Creek Symphonies.

As a chamber musician, Eileen performs with the Envision Chamber Consort, a group dedicated to breaking down the barriers between performer and audience through interactive and intimate performance situations. Ms. Brownell performs regularly in the Ann Arbor community both as a recitalist and chamber musician.

Eileen maintains a private studio and has been a faculty member at the Flint School of Performing Arts. Every summer, Ms. Brownell co-administrates the Black Glove Cello Festival in St. George, Utah. The festival brings cellists from Utah, Nevada, California, New Mexico, Colorado, and Montana together for a full week of ensemble playing and coaching.

Ms. Brownell is also a member of the Detroit-based band Canada, whose August 25th premiere at the Magic Stick in Detroit with Rescue and the Great Lakes Myth Society was met with high praise.

Dr. Brownell graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Denver with her Bachelor's Degree in cello performance. Her string quartet was winner of the Lamont School of Music Honors Chamber Competition in 1997 and '98, and was runner-up in 1999. After studying in Denver, Eileen commenced studies at the University of Michigan, where she earned her Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Her instructors have included Richard Slavich, Anthony Elliott, Katharine Knight, and Debra Fayroian.