The Program Director is Dr. Art Brownlow, who was introduced to the city of Vienna during his own Study Abroad program in the fall semester of his junior year in college. Since then he has returned to his favorite city eight times, including May of 2011 as Program Director for the first highly successful UTB Study Abroad trip. He has attended many performances at the opera houses, concert halls, and numerous other venues throughout the city. He is well acquainted with the museums, composers’ homes, cemeteries and other places of interest to the musician.
Dr. Brownlow is a Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Brownsville. His degrees are from Furman University (Music Education; BMEd), Northwestern University (Trumpet; MM) and the University of Texas at Austin (Trumpet; DMA). His book, The Last Trumpet: A History of the English Slide Trumpet, is available from Pendragon Press, Hillsdale, NY.