Dr. Isaac Brinberg
Assistant Professor of Music (low brass and wind ensemble)
Fine Arts Center
Isaac Brinberg is a committed musician who pursues artistry with passion and creates meaningful connections with collaborators, students, and audiences. Dr. Brinberg currently serves as the Wind Ensemble Director and Tuba Instructor at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Band Conducting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, studying with Dr. Kevin Geraldi and Dr. Stephen Peterson as well as, working with Barry Houser and the Marching Illini. Prior to Illinois, Dr. Brinberg received his Master of Music in Wind Conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, studying with Professor Steven D. Davis, and earned his Bachelor of Music Education with a Minor in Wind Conducting from Indiana University, studying tuba with Daniel Perantoni.
Dr. Brinberg’s research interests include a variety of subjects, recently focusing on Chen Yi, nontraditional concert venues, tuba pedagogy, and cultural diplomacy. He has presented at the CBDNA North Central and Southwestern Division conferences, the College Music Society Great Plains Regional Conference, and has given several virtual presentations through the CBDNA webinar series. His scholarship has been published in the Journal of Band Research and has contributed to The Instrumentalist and The Collective. Dr. Brinberg is an active tuba performer and pedagogue, recently presenting recitals during his studies in Illinois and Kansas City.
Before graduate studies, Dr. Brinberg served as assistant band director at Discovery Middle School in Indiana, where he team-taught four concert bands, two jazz bands, and was on the marching band staff with Penn High School. He also served as an ISSMA Solo and Ensemble and High School Organizational Contest adjudicator and the IBA All-State Tuba adjudicator. Dr. Brinberg is a member of CBDNA, ITEA, GMEA, and Brother of Kappa Kappa Psi.