Trivium Academy, Dean of Music
Derrick Brookins has professionally served students and parents in Texas choral music education since 1996. A native of Fort Worth, Brookins has completed, with honors, both undergraduate and some graduate work at the University of North Texas earning a bachelor’s of music education and a masters of secondary education/administration from Concordia University.
For 13 years, Brookins studied under and performed with world-renowned choral musician Moses Hogan. As a choral music performer, Brookins has performed on four continents and for several European royal families, and two U.S. Presidents. He is a highly sought after choral clinician and adjudicator throughout the U.S. Choirs under Mr. Brookins’s direction consistently receive Sweepstakes at UIL contest, have been named “Best in Class” at several choral festivals throughout the U.S., and have been invited to perform at several state and national conferences.
Mr. Brookins has been recognized as Teacher of the Year at Williams HS (2000) and Plano Senior HS (2008.) He was also named as a finalist for Plano ISD Teacher of the Year, and has received the district’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2008).
Mr. Brookins has served as Regional and Area Vocal Chair and as the organizer for a Texas All-State Choir. Brookins currently holds professional membership with TMEA, TCDA, ACDA, TMAA, the American Choristers Guild and has severed as Division Chair of Multicultural/Ethnic Choral Music for Southwest American Choral Directors Association.