Reviews

“Jeffrey … did an outstanding job with the students and a superb concert was enjoyed by all!”TempoMagazine: May 2006
“For someone so young, he brings a huge wealth of knowledge and excitement to all the groups he conducts.”Tempo: Jan 2009

About

Jeff Bradbury from Philadelphia is a freelance conductor in the New York/Philadelphia area.  Recently, he was the Assistant Conductor for the Regina Opera Company of Brooklyn and the orchestra director at the North Brunswick Township High School. In 2009, the NBTHS Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut with Mr. Bradbury conducting as a guest of Distinguished Concerts International New York. Mr. Bradbury received his Masters Degree in Conducting from West Chester University where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. He has studied conducting with Kenneth Kiesler, Ovidiu Marinescu and Gabriel Gordon, and has studied viola under the instruction of Sylvia Ahramjian. He is also the founder and member of the West Chester String Quartet and The Shrewsbury String Quartet. After receiving a scholarship in the summer of 2000, he performed the Mozart Duo in G Major K.423 for Violin/Viola with Mrs. Sylvia Ahramjian at Oxford University. Mr. Bradbury has been a member of the conducting staff at the Strings International Festival, and has served as musical director for the Spotliters’ production of Oliver!, AnythingGoes!, Footloose, and Assassins. Mr. Bradbury served as guest conductor for the Central New Jersey Music Educators Intermediate Orchestra. In addition, he participated in the Eastman Summer Conducting program in Rochester, New York and the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, where he studied with Kenneth Kiesler and Marianne Ploger.

As a violist, Mr. Bradbury has appeared with various orchestras along the East Coast, including the Independence Sinfonia, Rowan University Symphony Orchestra, Old York Road Symphony, West Chester University Symphony Orchestra, Wilmington Community Orchestra, and South Jersey Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed recitals at the Kimmel Center, Swope Hall, and the Westminster Church of West Chester. He also performs at the annual concerts at Jakeman Hall in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Mr. Bradbury served as principal violist for a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.
Recently, Jeff has kept a busy conducting schedule while he held the positions of music director of the Audubon Symphony and Spotliters musical theater companies, resident staff conductor for Bleecker Street Opera, as well as his duties with the Regina Opera Company. In 2010, Jeff Bradbury made several guest appearances for opera companies in both New York and Philadelphia. Highlights of Mr. Bradbury’s 2009 performances have been as a guest conductor for the PMEA String Festival as well as the NJMEA High School Orchestra festival.. In 2011, Jeff conducted performances of Bellini’s Norma, and Puccini’s, Madama Butterfly.

Administrative Experience

Director of Orchestras: North Brunswick Twp. High School
Creator/Founder: TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkMusic Director: Audubon Symphony
Music Director: Capitol Heights Lyric Opera
Music Director: Somerset Valley Orchestra
Assistant Conductor: Delaware Opera
Assistant Conductor: Regina Opera Company
Assistant Conductor: Opera Seabrook
Resident Staff Conductor/Artistic Administrator/Choir Master: Bleecker Street Opera
Music Director/Conductor, Personnel Manager, Web Master: Independence Sinfonia
Music Director: Spotliters Community Theater Group
Manager; New Jersey Intermediate All State
Manager; CJMEA Regional Ensembles
Chamber Music Assistant Director/Cover Conductor: Strings International Music Festival
Conductor: Manalapan Battleground Prep Orchestra
NJMEA: All State Procedures Committee/Theory Committee

Guest Conducting

Guest Conducting:
2012 Regina Opera Company: A Concert of Opera Selections
2011 Riverfront Opera Society: Norma
2010 Bleecker Street Opera: Rigoletto
2010 Capitol Heights Lyric Opera: Barbiere di Siviglia
2010 Capitol Heights Lyric Opera: La Cenerentola
2010 Somerset Valley Orchestra
2009 Opera Seabrook: Rigoletto
2009 Carnegie Hall Performance with NBTHS
2009 North Jersey Region I H.S. Orchestra
2009 PMEA District 5th/6th Grade String Festival
2008 Old York Road Symphony
2007 Chestnut Hill Symphony Orchestra
2006 Central Jersey Music Educators Association Intermediate Conductor
2006 CJMEA Intermediate Orchestra

Conducting Mentors

Kenneth Kiesler
Scott Jackson Wiley
Jose Alejandro Guzman
Ovidiu Marenescu
Gabriel Gordon
Salvatore Scarpa
Marianne Ploger
Richard Owen

Education

2010: M.M. Conducting: West Chester University, PA
2001: B.S. Music Education: West Chester University, PA
Current: Private studio

Repertoire

Symphonic
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 3,4,5
Beethoven: Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus
Beethoven: Overture: Coriolanus
Beethoven: Overture: Egmont
Beethoven: Symphony 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9
Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”
Brahms: Hungarian Dances: 1,3,5,6,10
Brahms: Serenade No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 2,4
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Copland: Old American Songs
Copland: Concerto for Clarinet
Copland: Rodeo
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Dragonetti: Concerto for Double Bass
Dvorak: Serenade for Strings
Dvorak: Serenade for Winds
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8,9
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Elegar: Enigma Variations
Faure: Cantique: de Jean Racine
Granger: Mock Morris
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Handel: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op 18. No. 1
Handel: The Messiah
Haydn: Symphony No. 104
Holst: St. Paul Suite
Holst: Brook Green Suite
Holst: Jupitor from “The Planets”
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Ives: Variations on “America”
Koussevitsky: Concerto for Double Bass No. 3
Mahler: Symphony 4, 5 (Adagietto)
Mendelssohn: Symphony 4, 5
Mendelssohn: Overture: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn: Overture: Fingals Cave
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 3,7
Mozart: Overture: Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart: Overture: Cosi fan tutte
Mozart: Concert Aria: Non so d’onde viene
Mozart: Concert Aria: Bella mia fiamma
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart: Symphony No. 26, 40
Mozart: Violin Concerto 3,4
Parry: Lady Radnor Suite
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Tmeme by Paganini
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 2,3
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Rossini: Overture: The Barber of Seville
Rutter: Suite for Strings
Saint-Saens: Allegro Appassionato
Schubert: Overture in c minor
Schubert: Symphony No. 4,8,9
Schumann: Concerto for Cello in a minor
Smetana: The Moldau
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Sibelius: Finlandia
Strauss: Concerto for Norn No 1. in E flat
Stravinsky: L’histoire du Soldat
Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite 1919
Suk: Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Vaughn Williams: Serenade to Music
Vorisek: Symphony in D Major
Wagner: Prelude to Act III Lohengrin
Warlock: Capriol Suite
Wiren: Serenade for Strings
Vivaldi: Concerto No. 1 in E Major “La Primavera” (Spring)

Opera
Bellini: Norma
Guilbert and Sullivan: The Mikado
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors
Mozart: The Magic Flute
Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffman
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Tosca
Rossini: La Cenerentola
Rossini: Il barbiere de Siviglia
Verdi: Rigoletto

Musicals
The Assassins
Footloose
Anything Goes
Oliver!