Clint Barrick

Director of Programming

Clinton Barrick is Station Manager and Director of Programming for the network of stations that comprise Texas Tech Public Radio. He has served in this capacity for over twenty-five years, providing Classical Music to the airwaves of the South Plains and expanding Texas Tech Public Radio’s offering of news and cultural programs in response to station and network growth.

Mr. Barrick is actively involved in church music, having served as music director in churches and synagogues since the 1980s.

He is also one of the staff pianists for the Texas Tech University School of Music where he plays for the internationally-known University Choir and performs concerts with faculty and select students.  Barrick has performed in recital throughout Central Europe and the Middle East as well as the United States where he has most recently appeared with Karl Dent, Sue Arnold, and Kathryn Barnes-Burroughs, all members of the Texas Tech University Voice Faculty.  In addition, Barrick has appeared in concert with Texas Tech Alumni David Gaschen, Bruce Ford, Marcus Haddock, and Susan Graham.  In March 1998, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as tenor soloist in Pergolesi’s Magnificat.  In the spring of 2010, Barrick returned to Carnegie Hall for concerts as pianist with the Texas Tech University Choir.  In 2007, Barrick played for the Grammy-nominated ensemble Conspirare and the Texas Tech University Choir at a festival of American choral music in Austin, Texas.  Barrick has written program annotations for concerts at the Texas Tech University School of Music and has been published in the periodical, Classical Singer.

Clint's family includes his wife Jeannie and daughter Rachel.

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Gerald Dolter is professor of voice at Texas Tech University.
Kaysie Ellingson

Gerald Dolter, professor of voice at the Texas Tech University School of Music, joins the Front Row to talk about the upcoming production of The Mikado.

This week is Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. How did this come up as a piece to do this semester?

Dr. Carolyn Cruse and Dr. Alan Zabriskie.
Kaysie Ellingson

Alan Zabriskie and Carolyn Cruse join the Front Row to talk about their upcoming concert at Texas Tech’s Hemmle Recital Hall this weekend.

Coming up this Saturday is a concert with the University Choir and the TTU Women’s Chorale. Tell us about the University Choir and the concert that will be taking place.

Kevin Wess, Tuba Professor at Texas Tech University School of Music.
Kaysie Ellingson

Dr. Kevin Wass, professor of tuba at the Texas Tech University School of Music, joins the Front Row to talk about the upcoming annual Octubafest.

Octubafest is a long-standing thing right?

Absolutely. It started in the late 60s, at some of the midwestern universities. I first encountered it at Indiana University when I was doing my master’s degree. They’re Octubafest is two weeks, every night. So here we spread it out over about six weeks. But the big concert is the concert this week with the ensemble.

Eric Allen
Kaysie Ellingson

LakeRidge United Methodist Church conductor, Eric Allen, joins this episode of the Front Row to talk about their upcoming performance this Friday night.

What are your responsibilities at LakeRidge United Methodist Church?

Bill Gelber stands on the set of Much Ado About Nothing.
Kaysie Ellingson

Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance is presenting Much Ado About Nothing. Director of the production, Dr. Bill Gelber—Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance—joins The Front Row to discuss the upcoming production.

How did it come about that Much Ado About Nothing came into the lineup of plays for this year.