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G. Bradley Bodine

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G. Bradley Bodine

Biography

G. Bradley Bodine (b. 1960) is an American composer, educator and percussionist

Dr. Bodine holds degrees from The Evergreen State College, Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Arizona. He studied music composition with Daniel Asia, Stephen Scott, Gregory Youtz and Ronald Hurst.

Bodine has held choral directing posts in Washington State, Arizona and Indiana. He is currently [2021] the music coordinator at The Catholic Center at Purdue and continuing lecturer of music theory at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

As a composer, Dr. Bodine has received commissions to create new works for solo marimba, marimba and orchestra, concert band, marimba and flute, horn and percussion, choir with percussion duo, and marimba and percussion ensemble.

His latest work, completed in part with funds from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, Kaleidoscope: A Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra was recorded in the fall of 2007 by the internationally acclaimed Portuguese marimbist, Pedro Carneiro, with Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony. Dr. Bodine was recently commissioned by Drew Lang and 12 university percussion ensembles to write a concerto for marimba and six percussionists.

Dr. Bodine received a Centrum Foundation Scholarship for Jazz Composition in 1984. He was selected by the University of Arizona faculty to represent the School of Music at the University of Arizona President's Concert in 1990. In 1991, his orchestral composition, Dodecuple Design, secured a finalist position in the National Orchestral Association's New Music Orchestral Project. He was awarded Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Projects Grants in 2001 and 2005 and served as a panelist for the Indiana Arts Commission in 2002. G. Bradley Bodine received awards from ASCAP in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and is listed in the 2005 edition of Marquis Who's Who in America.

The music of G. Bradley Bodine has been performed at major music festivals and conferences throughout the United States and in Europe including the International Festival-Institute at Round Top, and Pro Musica Chamber Series (Dallas) among others.

Dr. Bodine's music has been performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin, conductor; and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Linda Mack, conductor. His compositions have been widely performed by virtuoso performers.


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