Faculty Profile for Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer

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Dr. Lynn Brinckmeyer
Professor — School of Music
Professor — College of Fine Arts & Communication
MUS 144
phone: (512) 245-2194

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Lynn M. Brinckmeyer is Professor of Music, Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication and Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University. During 2006-2008 she served as President for The National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC). Other past offices include: President for the Northwest Division of MENC, Music Educators Journal Editorial Board, and Washington Music Educators Association General Music Curriculum Chair. In addition to chairing the Eastern Washington University Music Department for six years and conducting the EWU Concert Choir, Dr. Brinckmeyer received the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame, the MENC Northwest Division Distinguished Service Award and she was designated a Lowell Mason Fellow for outstanding contributions to the field of music education.

Dr. Brinckmeyer’s research initiatives focus on developing young voices, music from across the globe and music advocacy. She recently published Wander the USA with Warm-Ups! Other books include: The Wonder of Music with John Jacobson, Rhythm Rescue!, Wander the World with Warm-ups with Hal Leonard Publishing and Advocate for Music with Oxford University Press. She founded the Eastern Washington University Girls’ Chorus while teaching at EWU. She also served as Artistic Director for the South Hill Children’s Chorus in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Brinckmeyer is a co-founder and Artistic Director for the Hill Country Youth Chorus in San Marcos, Texas.

Dr. Brinckmeyer’s degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Music Education from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from The University of Kansas. In New Mexico she taught elementary music and middle school choir, then moved to higher education in the Pacific Northwest. At Texas State University Dr. Brinckmeyer teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral music education, and she directs the Texas State treble ensemble, Aurora Voce. Each summer Dr. Brinckmeyer serves as a long time staff member for the World Music Drumming workhsops. She has conducted all state choirs and honor choirs, lectured, presented master classes and performed in forty-nine states in the United States and 20+ countries, including China, Brazil, South Africa, Cuba, Peru and Australia.

Teaching Interests

Choral Methods
Choral Literature
Child Voice

Research Interests

Child Voice
Choral Music Education
World Music

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Brinckmeyer, L. (2020). Motivating Middle School Singers. Southwestern Musician, (December), 44, 46, 49. Retrieved from tmea.org
  • Conductor, 2021 TMEA Vocal Division Region 12 Clinic & Concert. 2021 - Present.
  • Conductor of Hill Country Youth Chorus, Guests, Hill Country Youth Chorus, 2021 Texas State University Singers present a Critical Mass. 2021 - Present.
  • Conductor, 2021 Aurora Voce Fall Concert with special the Texas State Treble Choir. 2021 - Present.
  • Conductor, prepared Aurora Voce, 2021- A Celebration of the School of Music and Band Centennial Finale. 2021 - Present.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Research Enhancement Grant, Melody Rescue! Tools to Help Students Master Music Literacy in Vocal Warm-Ups., Texas State University. November 2020 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities,, College of Fine Arts and Communication. August 25, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Department Achievement Award for Scholarly/Creative Activities, School of Music. August 25, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Musician of the Month Award, Sigma Alpha Iota Theta Omega Chapter. October 4, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Distinction Award, College of Fine Arts and Communication. August 2018

Selected Grants

  • Brinckmeyer, Lynn, Gonzales, Cynthia. MakeMusic®. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Brinckmeyer, Lynn, Gonzales, Cynthia. Research Enhancement Program Grant, $13600. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Brinckmeyer, Lynn (Co-Principal), Mungo, Samuel J (Principal). NEA Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Brinckmeyer, Lynn (Principal). City of San Marcos Arts Commission for the Hill Country Youth Chorus, City of San Marcos, Municipal, $600. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Brinckmeyer, Lynn (Principal). City of San Marcos Arts Commission for the Hill Country Youth Chorus, City of San Marcos, Municipal, $3500. (Funded: 2007). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Director of the School of Music Search Committee
2021 International Research Conference for Graduate Students
Multidisciplinary Internal Research Grant Committee
Council for University Policies
Search Committee for the College of Fine Arts and Communication Research Coordinator for Award Management