Brady R. Allred

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Dr. Brady R. Allred

Dr. Brady Allred is an American conductor of choral and orchestral music who currently serves as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists, a regional choir organization with five choirs with a total of approximately 350 singers that has been critically acclaimed for its innovative concerts and Summer Choral Institute program.

Prior to resigning in October 2010, Dr. Allred served as the Director of Choral Studies at the University of Utah, where he conducted the award-winning University of Utah Singers and the A Cappella Choir.

Allred's ensembles have been invited to participate in major festivals and have received honors including the Grand Prize at the Florilège Vocal de Tours International Choir Competition and First Prizes at the Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition with 2 different choirs, as well as an award for Best Interpretation of 20th Century Music and the Conductor's Prize. The University of Utah Singers, under Dr. Allred's direction, won the Grand Prize at the 2006 European Grand Prix for Choral Singing International Choral Competition.

Under his leadership, Dr. Allred's choirs have completed nine international tours of Europe and a concert tour of Canada. In the United States, his choirs have toured extensively, including performances in Avery Fisher Hall and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for conventions of the Music Educators National Conference, Chorus America, and the American Choral Directors Association.

Prior to his work in Utah, Dr. Allred was the Music Director and Conductor for the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Director of Choral Activities at Duquesne University, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. He has been a guest conductor for the Schumann Chamber Orchestra in Italy, the Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Russian Ministry of Defense, and the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He has also performed with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus.

Dr. Allred also frequently serves as a guest conductor at high school festivals, adjudicator at national and international competitions, and clinician at national and international workshops. He and his wife, soprano Carol Ann Allred, have traveled and performed extensively as Artistic Ambassadors for the United States Information Agency. They have four daughters and make their home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Professional conducting[edit]

Salt Lake Choral Artists

  • Artistic Director and Conductor (2004—present)
  • Reorganized and renamed the choir known as the Legacy Chorale

University of Utah School of Music

  • Tenured Professor of Music; Director of Choral Conducting (2003–October 2010)
  • Music Director and Conductor of the University of Utah Singers and A Cappella Choir;

Graduate conducting instructor. Courses taught include University Singers, A Cappella Choir, Graduate Choral Conducting, Graduate Choral Literature.

New York State Summer School of the Arts

  • Artistic Director (2002—2006)

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh

  • Artistic Director and Conductor (1993—2004)

Duquesne University School of Music

  • Tenured Associate Professor of Conducting; Director of Choral Activities (1989—2003)
  • Music Director and Conductor of Duquesne University Chamber Singers and Concert Choir; undergraduate and graduate conducting instructor. Courses taught include Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Conducting I & II, Sacred Choral and Solo Literature, and Directed Study in Choral Conducting. Summer graduate courses taught include The Art of Choral Conducting and Advanced Choral Conducting.
  • Music Director and Conductor of WPXI Channel 11 Carol Sing, live television broadcast, eleven consecutive years (1989–1999)

Butler Symphony Orchestra

  • Music Director and Conductor (1993–1995)

Additional conducting experience

  • Salt Lake Symphony, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Utah Symphony Chorus, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Guest Conductor, Poulenc Stabat Mater (2004)
  • Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Symphonic Orchestra of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation & Moscow Radio Chorus, Russia
  • Wroclaw Philharmonic, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Sewickley Bachfest, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor (1997–1999)
  • Schumann Chamber Orchestra, Florence, Italy
  • Butler Symphony Orchestra, Butler, PA
  • Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Orchestra Nova, Monroeville, PA
  • Lynchburg Symphony & Tri-College Choir, Lynchburg, VA
  • I Solisti Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Eastman-Dryden Orchestra, Hilton Head, SC
  • Eastman Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Chorale, Chorus, and Eastman Rochester Chorus, Rochester, NY
  • Eastman Philharmonia and Chorale, Rochester, NY
  • Eastman Wind Orchestra, Rochester, NY
  • Eastman Opera Chorus, Rochester, NY
  • Brigham Young University Opera Orchestra, Provo, UT
  • Brigham Young University Singers, Provo, UT
  • Brigham Young University A Cappella Choir, Provo, UT

Vocal performing[edit]

  • Robert Shaw Festival Singers (1993–1999) - Baritone; yearly concerts at Carnegie Hall with Orchestra of St. Luke's. Summer residency in Southern France & Furman University, Greenville, SC. Two CD recordings, "Evocation of the Spirit" and "Appear and Inspire"
  • Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Eugene, OR (1995) - Baritone; CD recording of Dvorak Stabat Mater
  • Bellefield Singers, Pittsburgh, PA (1992–2000) - Baritone; professional a cappella sextet. Concert performances throughout the Eastern United States. CD Recordings "Attende Domine" and “How Can I Keep From Singing”
  • Pittsburgh Camerata, Pittsburgh, PA (1992) - Baritone Soloist, “Mostly Monteverdi”
  • Mendelssohn Choir, Pittsburgh, PA (1989–1991) - Baritone; member of professional core
  • Eastman Chorale, Rochester, NY (1985–1989) - Baritone; substitute accompanist
  • Brigham Young University Singers, Provo, UT (1984–1985) - Baritone; Assistant Conductor
  • Brigham Young University A Cappella Choir (1983–1984) - Baritone; Assistant Conductor

Flute and piano performances[edit]

  • Accompanist, Workshops for the World Choral Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Flute concerti with Orchestra Nova, Monroeville, PA; Utah Symphony Orchestra, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Mormon Youth Symphony, Salt Lake City, UT; and Brigham Young University Wind Ensemble, Provo, UT.
  • Flute orchestral performance experience with Orchestra Nova, Monroeville, PA
  • Eastman-Dryden Orchestra, Hilton Head, SC
  • Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman Wind Ensemble, Rochester, NY
  • Mormon Youth Symphony, Salt Lake City Chamber Orchestra, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Brigham Young University Philharmonic, Provo, UT

Education[edit]

Eastman School of Music[edit]

Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting (1990)

Secondary Areas: Music Theory, Music history, Accompanying, Opera Coaching, Flute Performance. Dissertation: "Mozart's Grand Mass in C Minor: History, context, Style and Performance." Performer's Certificate in Flute (1998)

Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting (1987)

Secondary Areas: Music Theory, Music History, Accompanying, Opera Coaching, Flute Performance, Music Education

Brigham Young University[edit]

Bachelor of Music degree in Theory/Composition and Flute Performance, Cum Laude (1985)

Minor Areas: Conducting, Opera Coaching, Voice

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