Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Griffin Browne (MM '08, DMA '13)
Griffin Browne received his M.M. in cello in 2008 and his D.M.A. in cello in 2013 at the University of Memphis where he studied with Leonardo Altino. He is active as a performer, having served as Principal Cellist with the Jackson (TN) Symphony Orchestra and currently as Principal Cellist with the Starkville (MS) Symphony Orchestra and Section Cello with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Griffin is also active in teaching private lessons at his home, and through the Second Presbyterian Conservatory, Germantown Baptist Conservatory, and the U of M Community Music School. In addition to his musical pursuits, he is Youth Director at Memphis Mandarin Baptist Church. Griffin currently resides in Memphis with his wife, Cindy, and their two sons.
Griffin says his studies at the University were priceless in their impact on his life, not only as a musician but also as a person. “One of the greatest things I was taught is that who you are in everyday life affects the music you make: living from truth and passion touches people deeply, on and off the stage.”