Daniel Brink joined the performance faculty at Colorado College in 1987 and was appointed to the full-time faculty as a lecturer in Music in 1997. Dan participates in music academics teaching Music Theory courses and Music in Western Culture. In the performance arena he teaches private and class piano, accompanies CC choral ensembles, serves as accompanist/coach for CC student vocalists and conducts the CC Chamber Orchestra. He has also taught on the faculty of the Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium, part of CC’s Summer Festival of the Arts, since its inception in 1999.
Outside CC, Dan serves as Assistant Conductor and Principal Pianist for the Colorado Springs Chorale. He also serves as Accompanist/Coach and Music Director for Opera Theatre of the Rockies, and frequently performs in recital with singers throughout Colorado.
Dan has published several books on opera with Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, New York. He is also well-known as an arranger in the Pikes Peak region, having arranged for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Colorado Springs Chorale, along with an array of area chamber ensembles. He is frequently called upon to adjudicate piano competitions for CMEA and area music organizations, and has served as a judge for the regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
Dan is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), and the American Conductors Guild.
B.S., University of Southern Colorado, 1979
M.M. in Piano, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1992