5040 Willowbrook Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
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About Us

The Crystal Creek Ensemble performs elegant classical music and tasteful “pop” favorites, specifically tailored for your occasion.

Acoustic Music~ Make your next occasion unforgettable with the exquisite sounds of the hammered dulcimer and the oboe. We are available as a duo, or in collaboration with some of the area’s finest musicians on guitar, fiddle, and other acoustic instruments.

We can provide a wide range of musical styles for your wedding, reception, party, or dinner, in a variety of formats, from background music to entertaining shows. Please call for availability and pricing.

Anachron - A Renaissance consort in full costume performing music of the period.
Listen to sample music.

The Gold Camp Band - Dance tunes as heard and played around the campfire in Colorado’s turn-of-the-century mining camps.

Who Are We?

Greg Brown~ Bassoon, Hammered Dulcimer, Recorders, Woodwind Repair Technician

Nancy Brown~ Oboe, English Horn, Recorders

We have performed together professionally for over 25 years throughout the United States. Our training includes 3 music degrees, a years's study in Salzburg, Austria, and extensive chamber music and symphonic experience.

Greg spent the first 20 years of his career as a bassoonist and woodwind repair technician in Air Force Bands in Colorado and Washington D.C. While living in Virginia, a dear friend introduced him to the hammered dulcimer, and he immediately fell in love with it. Being at the midlife point, he purchased a hammered dulcimer rather than a new sports car or wife. Not being content with playing only two relatively obscure instruments, he has added the recorder. The neighbors are hoping the sackbutt or the serpent horn are not next.

Satisfied Customers

"We had many people remark to us afterwards about how beautiful the music was, how much they enjoyed the instrumental combination. I thought that you were very easy to work with, considering you had last minute input from the kids! You did a great job and we will definitely use you again!"
~Parent of Newlywed, Colorado Springs

"Crystal Creek Music was fantastic to work with. We were offered a wide variety of music that was beautiful and made the ceremony flow wonderfully. Timely and organized prior to the wedding, they were everything we could
hope for in musicians."

~Groom, Greeley, CO