Joey Brink will join the Lamont School of Music faculty at the University of Denver in September 2022, where he will perform on the Williams Carillon and teach students. He continues to serve as the University Carillonist at the University of Chicago through August 2022.
Brink built a robust teaching studio in Chicago, and has given masterclasses and workshops at Yale, Cornell, Wellesley, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan. He began his carillon studies at Yale University with Ellen Dickinson in 2007; graduated with greatest distinction from the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium in 2012; and studied further with Geert D’hollander at Bok Tower Gardens in 2015. An award-winning performer and composer, Brink has released two albums for carillon, composed twenty-seven original works for carillon, and published thirty-five arrangements for carillon. His works have been described as “impressionistic”, “shimmering”, and of a “quiet hypnotic power” - Chicago Classical Review. Within the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA), he co-chairs the Johan Franco composition committee to commission and promote new works for carillon.
photo Sandy Morris