In the Loop
Faculty News : Apr 20, 2017

University of Florida Professor Will Brask remembered

By Chaz May

Former University of Florida Professor Will Brask passed away this past March at age 89.

Brask, originally from Detroit, completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Michigan, where he later taught. He continued his career teaching piano at the Newberry College, Ithaca College and finally, the University of Florida.

“I got to know him over the years and knew of his reputation and love for musical theatre,” Tony Mata, head of Musical Theatre said. “He was a funny and talented man with a wonderful sense of humor and his dedication and legacy to our college will be sadly missed.”

Brask served on the University of Florida’s music faculty and directed musicals and operas. He was a beloved teacher and husband and will be greatly missed by the students and faculty. Brask passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Gainesville, FL.