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By Michelle Patrick /
May 18, 2020 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
All members of the university community are welcome to join flutist, DePaul School of Music alum and former TEDxDePaulUniversity speaker James Brinkmann on Thursday, May 28. (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
Do you need a break from your emails? Are you craving a creative outlet while quarantining at home?
If you answered yes to these questions, DePaul has an online event for you.
Join flutist, DePaul School of Music alum and former TEDxDePaulUniversity speaker James Brinkmann on Thursday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m. for an interactive concert. During the event, Brinkmann will perform three solo pieces, and participants will be led through a creative exercise to depict their experience with his music through words or drawings.
Rest assured, no artistic skills are required! All you need is a pen and/or some coloring supplies. Register to participate in this fun and unique event, and unwind and interact with music from your own home.
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About James Brinkmann
Brinkmann's mission is to find innovative ways to connect audiences with music and their creativity. You may have already heard him perform because Brinkmann used to play on Chicago's subway platforms!
After graduating from DePaul in 2011, his efforts were covered in the Chicago Tribune and in 2018, he took the TEDxDePaulUniversity stage to present “Collaborative Listening." Currently, Brinkmann is a Michigan State University doctoral student, developing interactive programs and researching the benefits of being creative while listening to music.
To learn more about Brinkmann and his work, visit his website.