James Brinkmann • TEDxDePaulUniversity
James Brinkmann is an innovative flutist on mission to find creative ways to engage audiences with music. He unites his passions for teaching and performing by creating interactive performances that strengthen the music experience for the listener. He discusses his master plan for doing this in his talk: “Collaborative Listening: Rethinking Your Connection to Music.” In addition to being a flutist, Brinkmann is an educator and 2011 DePaul School of Music alumnus. From playing in concert halls to jamming in the subways, he has performed around the country with the University of Utah School of Music, Lakeview Orchestra, Atlanta Flute Club and Redux Contemporary Art Center. Always striving to create new ways to present classical music, he and oboist Alli Gessner co-created and performed “Concerto for Frenemies: a comedic musical production of W.A. Mozart’s C/D Concertos for Flute and/or Oboe.” Brinkmann is a faculty member at the Merit School of Music and an assistant faculty member at the Northern California Flute Camp.