Cedric Adderley

From Wind Repertory Project
Cedric Adderley


Cedric Adderley (b. 1965, Columbia, S.C.) is an American composer and educator.

Dr. Adderley received his Bachelor of Music degree, Summa cum Laude, in music education from East Carolina University in 1987. His master's in composition came from the University South Carolina in 1992, and his DMA in composition was achieved in 1997.

Adderly has held positions in South Carolina public schools, North Carolina A&T State University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Capital University. He currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina, and has served as the president of the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities since 2015.

Dr. Adderley enjoys a multifaceted career as an active composer, arranger and clinician while maintaining an active schedule of artistic engagements throughout the United States and abroad. His compositions for various musical media include works in virtually every idiom from chamber music to musical theater and include a considerable amount of commissioned works. His music has been praised for its beauty, imaginative use of color, and for its ability to communicate powerfully with a broad concert-going public without sacrificing complexity, artistic integrity, or technical finesse.

Works for Winds


  • Cedric Adderley website Accessed 25 December 2020
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 236-237.