Passing of Dr. Paul Brink – Architect of the Grawemeyer Award in Music

With sadness we announce the death of Dr. Paul Brink on January 29, 2020. Dr. Brink helped shape the processes and procedures of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, working with Charlie Grawemeyer at the inception of the Award. He directed its Committee for several years before his retirement in 2004. He served the School of Music and the University for 42 years. Besides his long association with the Grawemeyer Award, he taught composition and music theory and served as Associate Dean and Acting Dean.

Current Award Director Marc Satterwhite says, “Paul graciously taught me the ins and outs of running the Award. He showed me how to do it efficiently, courteously and ethically. His dedication is always on my mind when I am engaged in Award duties.”

Link to Dr. Brink’s Obituary,