Joey Brink is University Carillonist at the University of Denver, where he performs daily on the Williams Carillon and teaches students in the Lamont School of Music.
Prior to coming to Denver, Brink served as University Carillonist at the University of Chicago from 2015 to 2022. He has given masterclasses and workshops at Yale, Cornell, Wellesley, and Indiana University. 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 over forty 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