T. Warren Brown


Oral History Information

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Job Title
Former President
Company Name
Ted Brown Music

T. Warren Brown was president of the music store his father established in the Tacoma, Washington area in the years of World War II. Ted Brown Music became an important leader in the music retail business with Warren playing key roles in the expansion of the store. Warren was also active within the industry, where he helped the establishment of the Omega Group as well as NASMD National Association of School Music Dealers. A matter of pride for Warren was that his daughters grew up in the business and went on to run the business. His daughter Stephanie ran the Richland Store and Whitney was at the Evergreen Plaza Store, while the three worked as a team at their Tacoma Mall Blvd. location. In 2004, Warren announced that Whitney Brown-Grisaffi would succeed him as company president, allowing Warren to enjoy retirement after a long and meaningful career in the music industry.