Voice & Piano Instructor
Tessa Brown is a young performer and teacher from Trussville, Alabama and joined the Conservatory staff in 2022. Tessa has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Samford University. She studied voice with Dr. Sharon Lawhon. Her roles in Samford’s productions included Suzanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Sor Juana in With Blood with Ink, Carolina in Il Sacramento Matrimonio, and Pamina in the Magic Flute under the directorship of Dr. Kristin Kenning and Keith Wolfe. Tessa has also played roles in Opera Birmingham’s productions of Massanet’s Cendrillon as a chorus member and The Pirates of Penzance as Edith. She was a member of the Samford A Cappella choir with Dr. Philip Copeland.
Tessa’s experience in piano includes 11 years of private study prior to college and one year under Dr. Jason Terry at Samford. She had experience with teaching music to kids of all ages in a Samford abroad trip to Nairobi, Kenya where she taught music theory, choral pieces, and private lessons to students at the Mully Children’s Foundation. Tessa taught movement and music this past summer with our Fine Arts Camp where she collaborated with other instructors to put on a program with music and movement. In addition to working at the Conservatory as a piano and voice teacher, she is a chorus member at the Eternal Word Television Network, and a worship intern and soprano section leader Highlands United Methodist.