Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 2017
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Jeffrey Brillhart Receives Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence
On Friday, November 4, 2016, at Susquehanna University in Selinsberg, PA, Jeffrey Brillhart was presented with the Elaine Brown Award for Choral Excellence at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA-PA) fall conference. Started in 1998, the award is presented to an individual for outstanding lifelong work in the choral art and named in honor of Elaine Brown, the founder and director of Singing City in Philadelphia, PA. Thus, it was especially fitting for Jeff to receive this award, which recognizes his outstanding work as a choral conductor and teacher, and his firm belief in the power of music to change lives. He joins the ranks of Fred Waring, Robert Page, Helen Kemp, Jeffrey Cornelius, Janet Yamron, Sonya Garfinkle, and John Goldsmith, among others who have received the award.
In his acceptance speech, Jeff said, “I view this moment as validation of the power that choral music holds, a power that creates community among diverse human beings who feast together in a language of love, understanding and mutual respect."
Singing City Executive Director Lauren Anderson
presenting the Elaine Brown Award for
Choral Excellence to Jeffrey Brillhart.