Dr. Lynn M. Brinckmeyer is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Education at Texas State University. She was the President for MENC: The National Association for Music Education during 2008-2010. Past offices include: President for the Northwest Division of MENC, Music Educators Journal Editorial Board, Washington Music Educators Association General Music Curriculum Chair and Conn-Selmer University Advisory Board. She also served as a Music Expert on the Disney, “Let’s Play Music” Site. In addition to chairing the Eastern Washington University Music Department for six years and conducting the EWU Concert Choir, she received both the PTI Excellence in Teaching Award and the CenturyTel Award for outstanding faculty. Other awards include the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame, the MENC Northwest Division Distinguished Service Award and Eastern New Mexico University’s Outstanding Alumni Award.
Dr. Brinckmeyer is a contributing author in The Music Director’s Cookbook: Creative Recipes for a Successful Program and The Choral Director’s Cookbook: Insights and Inspired Recipes for Beginners and Experts. Dr. Brinckmeyer is a co-founder of the Hill Country Youth Chorus in San Marcos, Texas and serves as the Artistic Director. The Hill Country Youth Chorus presented a joint concert with the Austin Children’s Chorus and the Grammy Award winning duo Tingstad & Rumbel.
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 directs the Texas State Women’s Choir. Dr. Brinckmeyer has conducted all state choirs, honor choirs, lectured, presented master classes and performed in forty-seven states in the United States and eleven countries, including China and South Africa.