Bradley Ellingboe

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Bradley Ellingboe (born April 16, 1958) is an American composer. Since 1985 he has been on the faculty of the University of New Mexico, where he is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities.

Born in Farmington, Minnesota, Ellingboe is a 1980 graduate of Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where he received a degree in Music Theory and Composition, studying with Kenneth and Carolyn Jennings. He then attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, graduating with degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting. At Eastman his major teachers were Jan DeGaetani, Donald Neuen, Alfred Mann and Samuel Adler. He has done additional study at the University of Oslo, the Aspen Music Festival and the Vatican.

Ellingboe is well known as a composer and arranger of choral music, with over 130 pieces in print. His largest work, the "Requiem" for chorus and orchestra has been heard in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and in Prague, Bratislava and Budapest. He has won annual awards in composition from ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) since 2000. Ellingboe is editor of Choral Music for Sundays and Seasons (Augsburg Fortress Press, 2004) a compendium of sacred choral music. He is also well known as an expert on the vocal music of Scandinavia, and particularly the songs of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843–1907). His editions of Grieg's songs: 45 Songs of Edvard Grieg (1988) and A Grieg Song Anthology (1990) are both published by Leyerle Publications. For his work on making the music of Norway better known among English-speaking singers, Ellingboe was knighted by His Majesty, King Harald of Norway, in 1994.

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