The 5 Browns: Making Music a Family Affair A family quintet of young pianists, The 5 Browns made history as the first set of five siblings to study simultaneously at the Juilliard School. This spring, they'll tour the U.S. to promote their debut album. They join NPR's Fred Child for a performance in Studio 4A.
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The 5 Browns: Making Music a Family Affair

The 5 Browns: Making Music a Family Affair

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The 5 Browns: Making Music a Family Affair

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The 5 Browns, from left to right: Deondra, Ryan, Gregory, Melody and Desirae. Debra Macfarlane hide caption

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The 5 Browns, from left to right: Deondra, Ryan, Gregory, Melody and Desirae.

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A Video Performance

See the siblings perform a medley from Bernstein's 'West Side Story':

The Juilliard School in New York City is among the most prestigious and selective arts schools in the country — out of every 10 students that apply, only one gets in. So when all five siblings of the Brown family of Utah were accepted to the school, it was a remarkable achievement — a first in Juilliard's history.

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Today, this family quintet of young pianists is a professional ensemble. Known as The 5 Browns — Desirae, 25; Deondra, 24; Gregory, 22; Melody, 20; and Ryan, 19 — made their official concert debut in Houston in the spring of 2004, where all five were born. This spring, they embark on a U.S. concert tour to promote their debut album, The 5 Browns. They join NPR's Fred Child for a performance in Studio 4A.

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The 5 Browns
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2005

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