Kayson Brown is a passionate music educator whose primary goal is to inspire audiences and the young musicians he directs. As the founder of the Lyceum Music Festival and director of the Lyceum Youth Orchestras Program at American Heritage School, he oversees eight school-year ensembles and a nationally significant summer music festival. In all these endeavors, Kayson seeks to connect talented young musicians with their professional counterparts and has succeeded in creating programs that consistently attract large audiences to meaningful concerts that serve a purpose beyond financial gain or mere entertainment.
Kayson Brown has produced, conducted, orchestrated and arranged multiple albums both independently and with the Lyceum Philharmonic. He co-wrote with The Piano Guys the Beethoven’s 5 Secrets single that ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Classical Charts in 7 countries. He has been recognized by Best of State Utah and American String Teachers Association as one of the leading music educators in the nation. His music and student musicians have been heard over 200 million times on YouTube and have reached the top of the Billboard Charts on three separate albums.
Kayson holds a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Brigham Young University where he served as conducting and cello faculty. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Utah and has one of the leading websites and YouTube Channels to teach cello online via Learn2PlayCello.com. He has nearly two decades of experience conducting more than 25 symphony orchestras including professional, university, community, and educational ensembles nationwide.