Nathaniel Brickens, tenor sackbut, trombone
Nathaniel O. Brickens, Professor of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, teaches trombone and serves as director of the internationally-acclaimed UT Trombone Choir. As a freelance musician, Brickens has performed with the St. Louis Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, the Houston Symphony, Opera St. Louis, the San Antonio Symphony, the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra, Ray Charles, Lena Horne, the Temptations, Andrea Bocelli, and with a wide variety of other popular artists. He has toured nationally as trombonist in the Texas Opera Theater Orchestra (the touring arm of the Houston Grand Opera), the Paragon Brass Ensemble, and the Chicago-based Black Music Repertory Ensemble. He has performed on NBC's Today Show and on the stage of many of our nation's finest concert halls. In addition to his work with the Texas Early Music Project, Brickens stays active locally by performing with the La Follia Baroque Ensemble, the Austin Symphony, Texas Choral Consort, and Chorus Austin.
An artist/clinician for Edwards Musical Instruments, he has performed at festivals in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Puerto Rico, Russia, and The Netherlands. He has conducted the UT Trombone Choir in concerts presented in Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, and throughout the U.S. His teachers include Paul Adams, Glenn P. Smith, David Waters and Donald Knaub.