• Guggenheim Award 2004
  • Ohio Council for the Arts Individual Fellowship 2005
  • Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Music 2006
  • Meet the Composer Commissioning/USA Award 2010
  • National Endowment for the Arts Award 2012, 2003


Dallas Symphony
Detroit Symphony
Rochester Philharmonic
American Pianists Association
American Composer's Orchestra
CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra 


  “Ms. Brouwer has one of the most delicate ears and inventive imaginations among contemporary American composers.”          
- Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News

"...never loses sense of that essential musical ingredient called melody."
-    Steven Ritter, Fanfare

"Brouwer's talent for orchestration is apparent"
-    Jeff Dunn, San Francisco Chronicle 

"Brouwer finds a keen balance between contemporary and tonal language"
-    Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer