Brady R. Allred

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Brady R. Allred

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 and a total of approximately 350 singers. He is the father of Loren Allred of The Greatest Showman fame.

Prior to resigning in October 2010, Allred served as the director of choral studies at the University of Utah, where he conducted the 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 International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf with two 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 Allred's direction, won the Grand Prize at the 2006 European Grand Prix for Choral Singing International Choral Competition. In addition to the many international tours of Europe, Asia and South America, Allred's choirs have toured extensively in the U.S., 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, 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.

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.


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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