Andrew Craig Brown, a bass-baritone who earned a grasp’s diploma in music from Yale College in 2011, gained a Grammy Award at this yr’s occasion.
Andrew Craig Brown
Constitution and tour bus operators anticipate a sure degree of artistry from their service staff when it’s time for a restore, however on the Des Plaines MCI Service Heart, they’re working with an actual virtuoso — 2020 Grammy winner Andrew Craig Brown.
Brown, a bass-baritone who earned a grasp’s diploma in music from Yale College in 2011, acquired his first Grammy Award not too long ago, as a forged member of the recording of “Picker: Implausible Mr. Fox,” written by composer Tobias Picker, staged by the Boston Trendy Orchestra Venture, and based mostly on the favored Roald Dahl youngsters’s story.
Based mostly in Chicago as a result of he now not needed to “stay out of a suitcase” as so many artists’ careers demand, Brown joined MCI in 2019 doing heavy-duty repairs and refurbishments on motorcoaches that seat as much as 56 folks.
All of it started with automobiles — along with his skilled voice coaching, Brown can also be a professionally skilled auto mechanic. Rising up in downstate Cerro Gordo, west of Decatur, Sick., Brown defined,
“After I was a child, my dad taught me find out how to work on automobiles. At any time when I had the time, my Mother would say, ‘exit and assist your dad.’ I continued with it. It is at all times been a passion. And I do take pleasure in my job at MCI,” he mentioned.
When Grammy Award winner Andrew Craig Brown returned to work, a cake and one other “Grammy” created from bus elements by fellow technician Pawel Fulat, who offered it at MCI’s very personal award celebration.
Brown has carried out all over the world, making his 2012 debut at English Nationwide Opera as Achilla in Julius Caesar, along with performances on the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Italy, the Los Angeles Philharmonic; and the San Francisco Opera.
Brown continues to sing professionally understanding his schedule along with his supervisor Cary Kadyschuk, MCI supervisor, heavy-duty restore. Kadyschuk mentioned Brown is “clever and considerate in regards to the job he does. He’s a fairly uncommon particular person. We’re fortunate to have him.”
Andrew was onstage in Los Angeles to simply accept his award, an expertise he described as “surreal.” However his co-workers have been prepared for a victory. When he returned to work, a cake and one other “Grammy” created from bus elements by fellow technician Pawel Fulat, who offered it at MCI’s very personal award celebration.