Dr. M. Grey Brothers directs the UCSB Chamber Choir. He is also on the faculty at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he directs choral ensembles and teaches music history, world music, church music, and voice.
Brothers completed a Ph.D. in musicology at UC Santa Barbara with a dissertation on settings of the Passion composed at the Mexico City cathedral in the seventeenth century. He has lectured on this and other topics in music history locally and nationally and has delivered papers at national and regional conferences of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, and the American Choral Directors Association. A-R Editions published his edition of the Passions of Antonio Rodríguez Mata in 2012. His edition of the Passions of Luis Coronado has been accepted for publication by the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music. His edition of musical settings of The Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah from the Mexico City Cathedral archives in the process of publication by Grancino Editions.
Brothers has appeared as tenor soloist with Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura choral ensembles, has sung lead roles in local stage productions, and has performed as a choral artist at the Oregon Bach Festival, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and the San Luis Obispo “Bach in the Mission” series.
A long-time church musician, Brothers has served for over twenty-five years as Minister of Choral and Congregational Music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara.