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Michigan State University
Spartan Sagas
Bill Brohn
Alumnus, 1955
Clinton, Connecticut
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Bill Brohn

Orchestrating a musical legacy.

Alumnus, 1955
Clinton, Connecticut


Some of the most beloved music from Broadway classics and new favorites has come together under the attentive eye—and ear—of alumnus Bill Brohn.

A music theory graduate of the College of Music, Brohn’s celebrated career includes arranging and orchestrating music for Ragtime—for which he won a Tony Award—Les Miserables, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Mary Poppins, Wicked, and Oklahoma!

Brohn credits MSU for opening his eyes to the possibilities music could provide as a profession, and he hopes to pass on the emotional power conveyed through music to the next generation. A strong supporter of the College of Music, Brohn established an endowment fund for student scholarships and has taught a master class on the future of musical theatre.

“For me, it is trying to pass something on to a younger person who is going forward,” says Brohn. “That’s the only kind of payback is to pay forward.”