Philip Brink brings a wide and varied background to his duties at Mahidol University College of Music. He received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Theory and Composition from Northwestern University. Further studies in composition and trombone took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Juilliard School, New York City. He has studied with some of the most noted teachers of trombone in America, including Frank Crisafulli, Edward Kleinhammer, Donald Harwood, Jeffrey Reynolds and Charles Vernon. Following university studies he traveled to Chile for the US Peace Corps, teaching music and playing in early music groups. As a teacher Philip has worked at the Universidad Catulica de Chile, the University of Illinois, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, the University of Calgary [Canada], the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts [HKAPA] and most recently Northeastern Illinois and Illinois State Universities. Philip was a member of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Mexico Symphony before joining the Hong Kong Philharmonic as Principal Bass Trombonist, a position he held for 12 years. Family concerns brought him back to Chicago where he was an active teacher and freelancer with area orchestras and dance bands. In Chicago, Philip played with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony. In 2004 he took part in a European tour as soloist with a local group; during this tour he played the premiere of Kerry Turner's Bass Trombone Concerto, which was written for him. Philip Brink has recently been appointed as bass trombonist and low brass principal with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.