Associate Professor of Music and Chair, Music Department
Office: Crawford 107
Education: BM, Rutgers University, 1998; MM, Rutgers University, 2001; DMA, University of Washington, 2006. At SPU since 2001.
Dr. Brian Chin is an associate professor of music at Seattle Pacific University, where he serves as director of Instrumental Studies and coordinator of Music Theory. He teaches many of the core music degree classes, including freshman Aural Skills and Advanced Music Theory with courses in Chromatic Harmony, Form and Analysis, and 20th Century Composition Techniques. Dr. Chin also directs an innovative Learning Assistant Program connected to aural skills, which is helping to redefine music teaching in higher education.
As an international trumpet soloist and advocate for new music, Dr. Chin has commissioned and premiered many works for trumpet and is the creator of the Universal Language Project, an organization committed to creating art music for the 21st century. He also performs on baroque trumpet and is a co-founder of an early music ensemble, the Seattle Trumpet Consort. He also serves as principal trumpet for the Tacoma Symphony, records for film studio projects, and performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Opera Orchestra. His two solo recordings are titled Universal Language and Eventide.
Please view Brian Chin’s CV (PDF) for more information.
Faculty Performers: Universal Language Project
Prayer Song, by Stephen Michael Newby
Chérie Hughes, Soprano; Brian Chin, Trumpet
Brian Chin’s website
Universal Language Project