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Music|College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. David Brinkman
Professor, Music Education Coordinator
Graduate Coordinator

Dr. David Brinkman received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in Music Education.  His background includes extensive teaching experience as a public school band director.  Dr. Brinkman recently served as Chair of the Department of Music and currently teaches music education courses.  His research interests include musical creativity, teacher education, and folk music and has published articles in the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Canadian Music Educator, Journal of Creative Behavior, and Devil's Box.  Dr. Brinkman is also currently editor for the new American History Through Music series from Greenwood Press.

Dr. Brinkman is active in the leadership of National Association of Schools of Music, serving as Chair of Region 3, and as a member of the Board of Directors.  In addition he is an NASM accreditation evaluator.

Dr. Brinkman is a published composer and arranger, recently composing Dreams and Dances for the Premieres of the Millennium series for the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Brinkman recently received the Wyoming Arts Council 2002 Composition Fellowship. Dr. Brinkman performs in various ensembles on trombone.  He is a member of a regional touring ensemble Turtle Creek Bluegrass and the local band Big Hollow in which he plays banjo and fiddle.>

Class links:  Dr. Brinkman maintains valuable and extensive resource links for students - visit his website for more information!

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