Vice President, Artist in Residence: Clarinet & Woodwinds
Mr. Milton holds a Masters of Music Degree from the California State University Sacramento School of Music. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Alcorn State University, where he began his career as a freelance performer, playing Mozart, Strauss and even Dixieland jazz. After receiving his degree, Brennen went on to study music at the Naval School of Music, and graduated top of his class and won a job with the United States Marine Corp’s 2nd Marine Division Band. While pursuing the Masters degree at CSU Sacramento, he participated in the university’s top ensembles: the Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the University Wind Quintet- formerly sponsored by the George Liberace Foundation. As a freelance musician and volunteer he has performed with local groups such as the Sacramento Philharmonic, the Camerata California Orchestra, the Capitol Pops Concert Band and the American River College Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Mr. Milton has branched out into the Northern California freelance scene, performing with the VITA Academy orchestra, pit orchestras, and even unconventional spaces such as the storefront of a local sandwich shop. Milton made his debut as an international clarinetist in Italy in the Summer of 2014 with the Tuscia Opera Festival in Viterbo, Italy. Brennen made another appearance in Italy this summer for a classical music festival in Tuscany. In March 2015 Brennen won the Concerto Competition at Sac State, and performed as soloist with CSUS’s Symphony Orchestra with Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsodie.