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Brian D. Conn

Of Barrington


Brian D. Conn was born September 5, 1961 in Logansport, Indiana to Robert Eugene and Marjorie Mae Conn.   He died Sunday, February 20, 2005 at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago.

Mr. Conn was an accomplished composer, pianist, record producer, and liturgical musician. A graduate of Butler University, Mr. Conn received a BA in Music and also holds a degree in Interior Design.  He started composing and working as a liturgical musician at age 14.  Mr. Conn founded Classical Angst Publishing & Records,, in 1997 to promote works of other living composers as well as his own musical compositions. Brian regularly accompanied Masses at St. James, St. Alphonsus, St. Francis, St. Thomas and Our Lady of the Wayside Churchís.  He is a member of A.S.C.A.P., Chamber Music America, N.A.R.A.S., Society of Composers, American Music Center,, NACUSA and Chicago Composersí Forum. 

His survivors include his partner Ken Creech of Barrington, his parents Robert and Marjorie of Winamac, Indiana; his brother Brad (Judi) Conn of Winamac, Ind.; his nephews Jason and Austin; and also by Kenís mother, siblings and numerous nieces and nephews and by many talented musicians that helped bring Brian's gift for music to life.

Celebration of life service 3 pm, Sunday, Feb. 27, at the First United Methodist Church, Winamac, Ind. 

Memorial Mass 7:00 PM, Monday, March 7, 2005 at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights.  Arrangements by the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., Arlington Heights.  Family will receive guests from 6:00 PM until time of Funeral Mass at 7:00 PM, during which time fellow artists will honor Brian by performing a number of his compositions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Citizens for Conservation, 459 West Highway 22, Barrington, IL 60010,, to AMFAR, American Foundation for AIDS Research, 120 Wall Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3902, or to Pulaski County Community Foundation, 105 East Main St., Winamac, IN 46996. 

Funeral information and condolences or (847) 253-0168.




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