Patrick Brink

Adjunct Instructor - American Music/History of Rock

Department: 
Communication and Technology
Office: 
FH 302A / also available via Teams, Tue. and Fri. 1 pm, per e-mail request.
Experience: 
  • UNTD, Instructor of American Music/History of Rock 'n Roll, 2017 - present
  • Lone Star College - Kingwood, American Music/Jazz, 2007 - present
  • Weatherford College, Jazz Studies, Trumpet, Electronic Music, 2010 - 2014
  • The Music Lesson Company, Las Vegas, NV, Program Director, 2003 - 2007
  • Piano Lesson Network, Boston, MA, Program Director, 1999 - 2003
Education: 
  1. Master of Music, University of North Texas, Denton
  2. Bachelor of Music, Berklee College of Music, Boston
  3. Bachelor of Music Education/Bachelor of Music Performance, Texas Tech University
Biography: 

Patrick Brink is a professional composer, trumpet player, and sometimes jazz pianist.  As a recording artist, he is heard within an array of different styles, appearing on albums with various groups including the Old 97's, Nick Durham, the Boston Latin Band, Guy Schwartz, and the late tenor saxophone legend Jerald Gray.  

As a performing artist, Patrick has appeared with various groups and artists including Otis Day, the Hollywood Jazz Orchestra, the Las Vegas Big Band, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Kingwood Big Band, and the late Joe Sample (Crusaders), among others.  He composes music for independent film and television, and his work has premiered on local access stations in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, WFMT - Chicago, WGBH (PBS) in Boston, and the Food Network.  

Research and Interests: 
  • Currently researching trumpet players as 'Rock Stars' from Louis Armstrong and Harry James to Bill Chase and Chris Botti