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BJ Brooks Bio
Benjamin Brooks

B.J. Brooks, D.M.A.

Associate Professor

Office: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Room 211
Email: bbrooks@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2862
Studio Page: www.wtamu.edu/~bbrooks
Home Page: www.octatone.com

Professional Profile

Doctor of Musical Arts, Composition, Texas Tech University, 2008
Master of Arts, Music (Composition), West Texas A&M University, 2005
Bachelor of Music Education: Winds/Percussion, Eastern New Mexico University, 1998

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Brooks teaches Music Theory and Composition and is the composer of numerous works for ensembles, solo performers and electro-acoustic music.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Brooks’ compositions are played by a wide range of performers, from universities to beginning bands. His music is found on several repertoire lists including Texas’ PML and has been featured at several conventions such as TMEA, TBA, and the Midwest Clinic. In addition, his music has been included as educational material at the University of North Texas Conductor’s Collegium and in the acclaimed book series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. His original scores are published by Barnhouse Music, Cimarron Music, Trevco Music, Grand Mesa Music, and Octatone. Dr. Brooks is an active clinician with both concert and marching bands across the Southwest.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Brooks resides in Canyon with his wife Melanie, their two children, Meghan and Tobin and their dog, Grainger.