Alluvion Guest Staff

Stanley Brown

Music Director

Stanley Brown is a legendary and award winning musical renaissance man. With an illustrious career spanning over 30 years, he has left an indelible mark on the world of music. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Brown’s musical journey has taken him from music creative to music executive. Working with acts like Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Bell Biv Devoe, Dru Hill, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Karen Clark Sheard, TD Jakes, and John P Kee among many others. Brown was the co-founder and musical director of Hezekiah Walker’s Grammy award winning Love Fellowship Crusade Choir. He has also served as MD for artist like Melanie Fiona, Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child), Bebe Winans, and BET’s reality show Sunday Best. In 2000 Stanley launched his own company Timeless Music Group (TMG). With a commitment to pushing artistic boundaries and a sincere dedication to the transformative power of music, Brown continues to enrich the world with his sound. In every note played and every melody woven, Stanley Brown radiates a profound sense of purpose and unwavering faith.  His music is more than just a composition; it’s a vessel that carries the many emotions of the human experience.


LU Praise

LU Praise is a group of dynamic musicians dedicated to glorifying God through testimony, song, and worship. Members come to Liberty University from across the United States and other nations as a community of music. LU Praise is a multi ethnic gospel choir devoted to leading God’s people in genuine, heartfelt worship. The team uses ethnic and musical diversity to proclaim the Gospel through song, the Word of God, testimony, and service.


Zachary Bruno

Associate Music Director

Dr. Zachary Bruno is Professor of Music and Director of the Symphony Orchestra at Liberty University, and he is on staff at Thomas Road Baptist Church as Orchestra Director. From 2011 to 2022, Dr. Bruno was Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras and Bands at Skyline College in South San Francisco, California, where he conducted the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Musical Theater. In addition to frequent orchestral and opera conducting in San Francisco, Boston, and New York, Zack’s credits as music director include productions of Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, Avenue Q, In the Heights, Into the Woods, and Chicago.


Harlan Penn

Scenic Designer

Harlan D. Penn is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  The South Florida native has designed for off-Broadway, Off Off Broadway, cable television, regional theatre, and educational theatre. In addition, Penn has served as an Art Director and Assistant Art Director for film & television productions for NETLIX, HULU, ABC/DISNEY, NBC, HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL, CBS and TURNER BROADCASTING. Mr. Penn has served as assistant scenic designer to Scenic Designer Felix E. Cochren on productions at The McCarter Theatre, Geva Theatre, Syracuse Stage, The Goodman Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, and The Cleveland Playhouse. Mr. Penn is also a proud member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and IASTE/United Scenic Artist Local 829 in the scenic design and Scenic Art category.  In addition, Harlan made his operatic design debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s world premiere production of FACTOTUM (hip-hop opera) in January 2023. Mr. Penn is currently an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at York College in Jamaica, Queens, New York.