A workshop with Innovative Flutist Dr. James Brinkmann
Join UMFA and Dr. James Brinkmann for an online pedagogy workshop discussing the topic of effective questions, how they can empower students to build independence in their musicianship, and how they can help build and maintain a studio. This workshop is intended for teachers but welcomes all!
Dr. James Brinkmann (he/him) unites teaching, performing, and researching to create interactive performances that strengthen the listener’s connection with music. From playing in concert halls to jamming in the subways, he has performed and collaborated with communities around the country, including the University of Utah, Atlanta Flute Club, Broad Museum Art Lab (MI), and Pan Harmonia (NC). He has presented lecture-recitals and research papers at National Flute Conventions, College Music Society conferences, the Society for American Music, and presented “Collaborative Listening” at TEDx DePaul University. In 2018, the Chicago Tribune featured his spontaneous performances in the Chicago subway stations and ideas about audience engagement. A recipient of Michigan State University's Dissertation Completion Fellowship, he completed his D.M.A. in 2022 with his final document and lecture-recital, “Articulating Musical Connection: Examining Listeners’ Creativity and Musical Experiences Through Visual Representations.”