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

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.

Dr. Alan Zabriskie, Director of Choral Studies
Kaysie Ellingson

Kaleidoscope of Choirs is coming to Texas Tech University this Fall. Dr. Alan Zabriskie, Director of Choral Studies at Texas Tech University’s School of Music talks about this new position at the university and the upcoming season on The Front Row.

You’re new this year. For those of us who don’t know you, tell us about yourself.

Ashley Tompkins
Kaysie Ellingson

Ashley Tompkins, Public Relations Coordinator for Moody Gardens, joins The Front Row following Hurricane Harvey.

Is Moody Gardens still in business after all of the weather?

Yes, we were very fortunate that we did not have any damage there at Moody Gardens. Our animals are doing great. Our pyramids are still there so we were very fortunate. We understand that a lot of people along the coast and in Houston are just not being able to recover from Hurricane Harvey. We’re hoping to be a little break for them at some point.

The Texas Tech String Project
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The Texas Tech University String Project will hold “Tune-In,” an informational open house Tuesday, September 19 in the band hall at the Texas Tech University school of Music, from 4:30-7 p.m. for Lubbock area 4th grade students and their parents who wish to play a string instrument. Dr. Blair Williams and Dr. Clara Zahler join the discussion on this episode of The Front Row.

Dr. Williams tell us about yourself, a little bit about your background and how your journey brought you to Texas Tech.