Professor Brooks was named to the faculty in 1985 to chair Yale’s graduate program in choral conducting and to direct the Institute’s choral activities. She conducts the Yale Camerata and serves as director of music at the Church of the Redeemer (UCC) in New Haven. She has taught at Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Amherst College and was director of choral music at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Active as a guest conductor, teacher, and clinician, she has been a juror for the Eric Ericson conducting competition in Sweden; she has conducted, given master classes, taught, and adjudicated in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Professor Brooks was cited by the Yale School of Music for cultural leadership in music, and has received alumni awards for distinguished work in her field from both Mt. Holyoke College and Temple University. She is most proud to have been honored recently as a Woman in History by the Barnard School.
B.A. Mount Holyoke College; M.M. Temple University