San Diego County
ROYAL A. BROWN
A composer, as well as an
experienced teacher of the piano and organ, Royal A. Brown has made important
contributions toward the advancement of the art of music and maintains his
studio and residence at 3643 Grimm Avenue, San Diego. He is a native of Texas, and has made his
home in San Diego since 1906. His
musical education was acquired under competent instructors in the states of
Texas and California and in France. He
studied under the eminent Dr. Humphrey J. Stewart, organist in Balboa Park, and
since his death, Mr. Brown is organist there.
Appointed organist of St. Joseph’s Church in San Diego in 1914, Mr.
Brown has been retained in that capacity for fifteen years. He is a composer of note and his more recent
work along that line includes some very beautiful masses, which were given at
St. Joseph’s, the cathedral church of San Diego. An accomplished player, he gives both organ
and piano concerts over the National Broadcasting System. His standing as a musician is further
indicated in the fact that he has been accorded a fellowship in the American
Guild of Organists.
In 1915 Mr. Brown was married to
Miss Ethel Louise Johnson, of Wisconsin, and their children are Enid Elizabeth
and Warren Mallison.
V. Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: California of the South
Vol. III, by John Steven McGroarty, Page 215, Clarke Publ.,
Chicago, Los Angeles,
© 2012 V. Gerald Iaquinta.