Brown, Joe ~ Secretary

Joe Brown


Oklahoma State

Webster University

University of Phoenix

Music Background

  • NM Chapter President, Western Music Association
  • National Board of Directors, Western Music Association
  • Executive Board Member, Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale

Administrative Background

  • Vice President of Development, Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Department of Defense

City of Residence


Commission term ends

May 6, 2016


Brown delights in the rich musical landscape of New Mexico and looks forward to helping create new pathways to reach broader audiences. He is currently involved with The Western Music Association as both the President of the New Mexico Chapter and as an Intern on the National Board of Directors. Previously, he served as an Executive Board Member and Vice President of Development for The Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale. During his board membership, the organization grew in size and influence and performed at Carnegie Hall and in several European cities.

Joe held positions of leadership during his successful career with the United States Air Force and Department of Defense. His areas of specialty were test support, operations, integration and facility management as well as maintenance and strategic planning. He was a founding member of a Directorate created in 2005 at the Air Force Flight Test Center which tested the most sophisticated electronic systems available. Another highlight of his career was leading a team that created the Shuttle Worldwide Network as part of the original NASA Space Shuttle Program. He and his crew have the unique distinction of helping to support the first six orbital missions of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Joe and his wife, Linda, have been married for 44 years and have two sons and five grandchildren. He is also a fervent student and holds degrees from the College of Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Webster University and the University of Phoenix. Additionally, he completed coursework at the University of Colorado, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Washington University, University of Tennessee, Chapman University and University of California at Los Angeles.