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About Patrick

Dr. Brill has composed numerous classical-style compositions including a cappella vocal works, instrumental chamber compositions, symphonic orchestral pieces and compositions for both choir and orchestra.  In the fall of 2009, Dr. Brill was commissioned by Jonathan May, director of FAYO, to compose a large-scale orchestral work entitled Grand Overture.  In 2010, he was commissioned by the Bach Festival Orchestra and Choir of Winter Park to composed Christmas music for the 2011 season.  His composition/arrangement entitled: Veni, Veni, Emmanuel was premiered on December 10, and 11, 2011 as part of the Bach Festival’s A Classic Christmas: Seasonal Music.  Some of his original works also appear in performances on

      Dr. Brill holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the College (now University) of St. Thomas, and a B.A. degree in Music from the University of Minnesota, where he studied piano, music history, and music theory/composition.  He earned a Master’s of Music in music history from the University of Northern Iowa, and holds a Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Kansas.  He has published a book on sacred music and authored serval musicological articles.

      Dr. Brill has taught music history at the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst College, Valencia College, Barry University, Columbia College, and Eastern Florida State College.  He currently teaches music history at Valencia College.  Dr. Brill has also taught private piano, as well as music theory/composition for many years.  

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