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Keith M. Bradshaw - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

Keith M. Bradshaw

Associate Dean of the College of Performing & Visual Arts / Music Professor | Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT, United-States

Specializing in music composition

Biography

Dr. Keith M. Bradshaw serves as associate dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts at Southern Utah University. He is a music professor and a composer whose work is contemporary and has been performed internationally.

Dr. Bradshaw serves as composer-in-residence with the Orchestra of Southern Utah. He is also founding director of the Red Rock Singers, a mixed choir of 40 voices in Cedar City, Utah, and has conducted various college and community choirs. He works as an engraver, orchestrator, arranger, and transcriber, and has had his work published by Oxford, Alfred, and Sounds of Zion.

After receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Brigham Young University, Dr. Bradshaw earned his Ph.D. in composition at University of Minnesota. Prior to joining SUU, he founded the music program at Southern Virginia University, and served as chair of the division of arts.

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Industry Expertise (5)

Music Education/Learning Performing Arts Travel and Tourism Fine Art

Areas of Expertise (7)

Music Theory Music Composition Contemporary Music Composition Orchestration Aural Skills Music Education Musical Arrangements

Accomplishments (4)

Founding Director

Red Rock Singers

Fellowship

McKnight Foundation

Two Commissions

Barlow Endowment

National "Welcome Christmas" Christmas Carol Contest Winner

American Composers Forum

Education (3)

Brigham Young University: B.A., Music

Brigham Young University: M.A., Music

University of Minnesota: Ph.D., Composition

Affiliations (2)

  • Orchestra of Southern Utah
  • Red Rock Singers

Media Appearances (3)

‘Rhythm of Dance’ set to bedazzle

USA Today  online

2016-04-15

Keith Bradshaw, Southern Utah University music department chair, has been commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University and the Orchestra of Southern Utah, to create “American Suite,” a dance musical creation, which will premiere at the OSU’s concert on April 21 in Cedar City. Bradshaw’s daughters Natalie and Hannah Bradshaw are featured soloists.

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Red Rock Singers perform May 16

The Spectrum  online

2015-05-06

he Red Rock Singers, a mixed 40-member choir directed by Dr. Keith Bradshaw and accompanied by Tracey Bradshaw, will present their premiere concert, “La Passeggiata: A Musical Journey,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in Thorley Recital Hall in the Southern Utah University Music Building.

“I have wanted to put together a year-round choir consisting of both male and female voices for a long time,” says Bradshaw. “There is such an amazing array of talented singers and musicians in this community that I felt this idea would resonate with lots of people. And the group we have built is an outstanding inaugural group.”

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The Dream of Helen to be staged

China Daily  online

2011-06-15

SUU’s Music Department Chair, Keith Bradshaw, is co-composing the score for the dance drama with composers in China. Communication is a challenge because each of them speaks little of the others’ language, so they each have someone to interpret e-mails. He said because it was hard to share ideas so far apart, he went to China in December to work in person on the project. He feels Helen Foster Snow’s story is one worthy of artistic expression. "I don’t know that she started out as an extraordinary person," Bradshaw said. "But I think it goes to show a difference that one person can make who is willing to sacrifice and put their whole heart and soul into something." The overall message of the dance drama was one of collaboration and building a positive relationship between the two nations. It is important to share that message and hopes that people will understand the deeper meaning behind the production. "As artists, that’s kind of our lot in life: to do what we love and hope someone else loves it too," Bradshaw said.

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Courses (12)

MUSC 1110 Music Theory I

The first course in the music theory sequence, the course comprises primary triads, figured bass, non-harmonic tones, cadences, and voice leading.

MUSC 1400 Individual Applied Music Instruction

Private lessons in vocal or instrumental music. 12 half-hour lessons.

MUSC 1410 Individual Applied Music Instruction

Private lessons in vocal or instrumental music. 12 fifty-minute lessons and a required studio class.

MUSC 2110 Music Theory III

The third course in the music theory sequence, this course introduces chromatic materials, including secondary dominants, Neapolitan, and augmented sixth chords. Successful completion of the Piano Proficiency Exam is required to obtain instructor permission.

MUSC 2400 Individual Applied Music Instruction

Private lessons in vocal or instrumental music. 12 half-hour lessons.

MUSC 3400 Individual Applied Music Instruction

Private lessons in vocal or instrumental music. 12 half-hour lessons.

MUSC 3800 Junior Recital

A half recital to fulfill the performance requirements for the BM or BA degrees.

MUSC 4400 Individual Applied Music Instruction

Private lessons in vocal or instrumental music. 12 half-hour lessons.

MUSC 4410 Individual Applied Music Instruction

Private lessons in vocal or instrumental music. 12 fifty-minute lessons and a required studio class.

MUSC 4800 Senior Recital

A full or half recital to fulfill the performance requirements for the BM or BMEd degrees respectively.

MUED 6900 Special Topics in Music Education

Student will work with professor on music education topics mutually agreed to by the student and professor. A contract will be made and must be approved by the Graduate Music Education Committee.

MUSC 6110 Music Theory Pedagogy

Graduate level course on music theory pedagogy

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