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On this page I'll describe Rufus Brown's life and career: the successes and hopes, the joys and sorrows. This is a work in progress...please let me know your feedback (positive or negative). Thanks!

Rufus was a 31 years old, living in Elgin Illinois with his wife and two daughters.  He was a teacher at a small community college west of the city and held a master of music degree in composition.  Rufus had composed and performed in many different styles:  from classical to rock, jazz to blues, etc.  While Rufus the person is gone, his music and art still live on. Go to or or  if you are interested in learning more. Visit the NIU Music Library where some of his scores have been placed for reference or visit the NIU Music Library blog.

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