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Philip Brink received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theory and Composition from Northwestern University and has studied trombone with some of the most noted teachers of trombone in America. Following his university career he traveled to Chile for the US Peace Corps, teaching music and playing in early music groups. Thus began a life with a great deal of travel: he has taught and/or played in South America, Alaska, Canada, all parts of the US and most recently Hong Kong, where he spent 12 years as bass trombonist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, returning to Chicago in the summer of 2000. He has played with symphony orchestras in Chile, Aspen, Calgary, Seattle, Albuquerque and Hong Kong. He has taught his instrument and theoretical subjects all over the world, most recently at Northeastern Illinois University. He has one daughter and two stepchildren and lives in Des Plaines with his wife Rosa María.