“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
Jeff Bradbury, originally from Philadelphia, now residing in Connecticut is a freelance conductor in the New York/Philadelphia area. Recently, he served as 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.
Jeff Bradbury 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!, Anything Goes!, 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 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.
Jeff 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.
Since 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.
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
Director of Orchestras: North Brunswick Twp. High School
Creator/Founder: TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network
Music 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
Scott Jackson Wiley
Jose Alejandro Guzman
2010: M.M. Conducting: West Chester University, PA
2001: B.S. Music Education: West Chester University, PA
Current: Private studio