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Isaac Brinberg currently serves as the Wind Ensemble Director and Tuba Instructor at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Band Conducting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, studying with Dr. Kevin Geraldi and Dr. Stephen Peterson as well as, working with Barry Houser and the Marching Illini. Prior to Illinois, Isaac received his Master of Music in Wind Conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, studying with Professor Steven D. Davis, and earned his Bachelor of Music Education with a Minor in Wind Conducting from Indiana University, studying tuba with Daniel Perantoni.


At Illinois, Isaac was involved with all aspects of the program. He guest conducted with the Illinois Wind Symphony, Wind Orchestra, and Saxophone Ensemble and serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Marching Illini. Isaac coordinated the Properties area, including overseeing equipment inventory, concert logistics, and producing live streams. In addition to these roles, Isaac taught beginning conducting, guest lectured for several undergraduate professional development sessions, and was a guest clinician at secondary and collegiate programs in the region. He is a member of WASBE, GMEA, ITEA, CBDNA, and a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory

While at the UMKC Conservatory, Isaac served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Bands at the Conservatory and appeared as a guest conductor with the Conservatory Wind Symphony and Conservatory Wind Ensemble. He also was the conductor for the UMKC Saxophone Ensemble, leading them in a featured performance at the 2020 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference.


Isaac is passionate about new compositions and collaborations. While at UMKC, he premiered several new chamber works and collaborated on concerti such as Ibert’s Concertino da camera and Maslanka's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

Scholarship and Professional Development

Isaac is an active scholar with varied research interests. He has written about the early marches of Charles Ives, West Side Story, and innovative concert presentations. He has presented at the CBDNA Southwestern and North Central Division Conferences, the College Music Society Great Plains Regional Conference, and has given virtual presentations through the CBDNA webinar series. Additional research includes cultural diplomacy, wind band programming trends, conducting pedagogy, and wind bands in China.

Isaac is an advocate for graduate student professional development through founding the Graduate Wind Conductors Association, an organization committed to the equitable exchange of ideas and resources to inspire the next generation of wind conductors and educators. GWCA has been able to put on over a dozen online webinars and networking events that feature leading professionals in the field and cater to a national audience.

Isaac is a committed musician who pursues artistry with passion and creates meaningful connections with collaborators, students, and audiences. 

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Secondary Teaching Experience

Isaac served as assistant band director at Discovery Middle School in Granger, Indiana, where he team-taught four concert bands, two extra-curricular jazz bands, and was on the marching band staff with Penn High School. Isaac also served as an ISSMA Solo and Ensemble and High School Organizational Contest adjudicator and the IBA All-State Tuba adjudicator.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Isaac earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree with a Minor in Wind Conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, graduating with High Distinction. At Indiana, Isaac studied tuba with Daniel Perantoni and conducting with Dr. Jeff Gershman and Dr. Eric Smedley.

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