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.

Ways to Connect

Galen Wixson and David Cho, of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO), join the front row to discuss the upcoming performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

The LSO is launching it’s master works season with concerts this weekend. Tell us about it, unpack the details.

Wixson: This weekend, Friday and Saturday evening at the Lubbock Civic Center, we will be presenting Beethoven’s ninth symphony, the choral. It’s a tremendous musical experience and the ultimate Beethoven symphony. As a cellist it’s one of my favorite works. We’re really excited.

Jo More, Director of Texas Tech University’s Presidential Lecture and Performance series, joins The Front Row to talk about the upcoming series of lectures and performances.

What is the mission of the series and what do you do?

Dr. Seung-Won Cho
Kaysie Ellingson

Dr. Seung-Won Cho, Director of Traditional Music Ministries and Senior Organist, joins us on this episode of The Front Row.

Tell us about your upcoming concert series, the Vesper Concert Series.

It has been 40 years since we have started our Vesper Concert Series. We have presented world-class musicians to this community and it has been one of the foremost cultural outreach programs in the south plains area. So we are so blessed and grateful.

You have a very exciting series coming up, one is this weekend. Tell us about it.

Kaysie Ellingson

Philip Mann sits down with Clint Barrick on the Front Row this week to discuss his move to Texas Tech and the upcoming season for the University’s orchestra.

Tell us about who you are and your journey to Texas Tech.

Clint Barrick and Sarah McKoin discuss the band's upcoming season
Kaysie Ellingson

On this episode of The Front Row, we’re joined by Dr. Sarah McKoin, Texas Tech University Director of Bands, to learn more about what this year's band season will bring to the Lubbock community.

Give us an overview of the year of the bands.

This coming academic year is actually exciting. The wind ensemble got accepted to play at CBDNA (College Band Directors National Association) regional, which is at the University of Houston. So we will be doing that in March.

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