Professor of Music
Director of Bands
Telephone: (208) 282-3147
- B.S. 1980, University of Illinois
- M.Mus. 1985, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
- D.M.A. 1995, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Joined ISU Faculty in 1991.
As Director of Bands at ISU, Dr. Brooks conducts the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band I and guides all other aspects of the ISU Band program. Dr. Brooks also teaches conducting and trombone. He performs each summer as trombonist with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. He has also performed with the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. Prior to coming to ISU he held similar positions at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and at The Latin School of Chicago.
His Master of Music degree from Cincinnati is in Wind Conducting and Trombone Performance, and his D.M.A. degree from Cincinnati is in Wind Conducting. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), the International Trombone Association, and Phi Kappa Lambda, and is Past-President of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) - Northwest Division. He has appeared as a clinician, guest conductor, and performer throughout the Northwest and Canada.