"A stunning exhibition of new music in Chicago, Ear Taxi will leave a lasting impression that will influence all of our future work as artists, performers, and composers.”
Joey Brink began his carillon studies at Yale University in 2007 with Ellen Dickinson, and became a Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) in 2011. He continued his carillon studies on a Belgian-American Educational Foundation (BAEF) fellowship with Eddy Marien, Koen Cosaert, and Geert D’hollander at the Royal Carilon School in Mechelen, Belgium, where he graduated with “greatest distinction” in June 2012, and subsequently studied further with Geert D’hollander at Bok Tower Gardens in 2015. Joey received first prize and audience prize at the 7th International Queen Fabiola Carillon Competition in Mechelen in June 2014.
As an engineer, Joey holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University and The University of Utah. He completed an undergraduate design thesis on realistic-touch practice carillon keyboards, and repurposed the original House of Hope carillon keyboard as a personal practice keyboard. In 2015, he recieved the Ronald Barnes Memorial Scholarship to investigate affordable practice carillon design.
In October 2015, Joey became the sixth University Carillonneur at the University of Chicago.