Brad is a passionate arts advocate working to create and support artistic projects that contribute to cultural improvement and community-based arts education. As a conductor, he believes in the power of choral singing to build empathetic communities — providing space for those who may otherwise not be heard. Brad is committed to a process-oriented approach of music-making which allows for artists to explore broad themes within the topics of equity and justice.
He serves as Director of Choral Activities at Assumption University, Artistic Director of the Salisbury Singers in Worcester, MA, and Director of Music at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, U.U. Additionally, Brad serves on the artistic planning team for the Boston-based choir VOICES 21C, where he helps develop creative staging and narrative driven programs.
Brad is also the artistic projects manager for Emmanuel Music in Boston, orchestra contractor for ensembles throughout New England, vice-chair of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, and on the board of MA ACDA. In Spring 2021, Brad and Nicky Manlove co-produced ‘Engender’ for The Choral Commons, a podcast focusing on gender diversity in choral music.
He has previously served organizations like Connecticut Children’s Chorus (Interim Resident Conductor), South Shore Children’s Chorus (Section Leader), Plymouth State University (Interim Choral Director), Boston Lyric Opera (Production Manager), New Hampshire Master Chorale (Vice-President), and New Hampshire Music Festival (Artistic Administrator).
Brad is currently working towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School studying with Dr. Anthony Trecek-King. Brad received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Boston University studying with Dr. Miguel Felipe and Bramwell Tovey where he served on the Arts Leadership Council and held teaching assistantships in choral ensembles, conducting, and arts incubation. Originally from Rochester, NH; Brad graduated from Plymouth State University in 2013 as the outstanding Graduating Senior in Music and a Top 20 Senior, earning a B.S. in Music Education K-12 and a B.A. in Music: Vocal Performance and Pedagogy while studying voice with Dr. Kathleen Arecchi, piano with Dr. Carleen Graff, and receiving a choral fellowship from Dr. Dan Perkins.