About Barlow Bradford Publishing
About Barlow Bradford Publishing
Barlow Bradford's compositions and arrangements have garnered much attention for their innovation and dramatic scope, form delicate, transparent intimacy to epic grandeur. That attention is the foundation of Barlow Bradford Publishing. Our catalog is filled with a variety of music and composers hand selected by Barlow Bradford to bring you one of the most original, innovative, comprehensive and accessible contemporary libraries in the world.
Over the course of his extraordinary musical career, Dr. Barlow Bradford has distinguished himself as a conductor, composer, arranger, pianist, organist, and teacher. As an orchestral and choral conductor, he co-founded the Utah Chamber Artists in 1991 and has led that organization to international acclaim for its impeccable, nuanced performances and award-winning recordings—including an INDIE from NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors & Manufacturers) for the CD "Welcome All Wonders," released in 1996 on the BWE label.
Utah Chamber Artists was featured on NPR's "The First Art," a program dedicated to choral music and performed as a featured ensemble with the Boston Pops and Utah Symphony. Under his baton, Utah Chamber Artists also toured Israel with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, performed as the guest choir at the American Choral Directors Association national convention, and joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on their national television broadcast. Dr. Bradford's focused, energetic conducting style led to his appointment as music director of the Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and associate director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Prior to that, he was director of orchestras at the University of Utah.
His compositions and arrangements have garnered much attention for their innovation and dramatic scope, from delicate, transparent intimacy to epic grandeur. His most recent composition, "From the Fowl's Perspective," received its world premiere when presented to an elated audience during a performance by the Honolulu Symphony in October 2005. Many of Bradford's arrangements have been recorded by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and performed regularly by such noted ensembles as the Dallas Symphony Chorus, New York Choral Artists, and the Utah Chamber Artists. His music has been recorded on Telarc, Clarion, Bonneville, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir labels. A full CD of his exuberant arrangements of Christmas Carols, "Joyous Day," featuring the Utah Chamber Artists, is on the Clarion label.
Dr. Bradford's performance career began in his early teens when he won numerous competitions in both organ and piano performance, including the National Young Artists Competition and the Utah Symphony Salute to Youth. He soloed on both instruments with the Utah Symphony and has concertized throughout England and North America. Still a much sought-after recitalist, he combines technical virtuosity and deep musical sensitivity to create memorable musical experiences for audience and performers alike.
As a teacher, Dr. Bradford taught courses in music theory, conducting, arranging, composition, private piano and organ at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University Hawaii. He received his doctorate of musical arts from the University of Southern California, where he was awarded the Kodolfsky Graduate Fellowship, the Music Faculty endowed Scholarship, the Leo Podolsky Piano Performance Award, the Mary Van Lear Memorial Scholarship, and was voted by the faculty as "Most Outstanding Student" in both conducting and keyboard collaborative arts. He studied conducting at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival and received bachelor of music in piano performance from the University of Utah. His teachers and mentors include Gustav Meier, Daniel Lewis, Nina Svetlanova, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Gladys Gladstone, Lennox Larsen and Robert Cundick.
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Christopher Bradford is a Utah-based composer who has received widespread acclaim. By age 22, Bradford had works premiered in countries around the world and his pieces are regularly performed by top groups. He keeps a busy commission schedule, writing for a wide gamut of instrumentation.
In 2018, the University of Utah Chamber Choir premiered two of Bradford's works at the China International Choral Festival of 2018 in Beijing. The Chamber Choir also gave a stunning performance at National Taiwan Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2019 the National Flute Association commissioned Bradford to write a piece for flute duo and piano will be premiered at the NFA National Conference of 2019. The Utah Symphony will be performing Bradford's Carols in December 2019.
Bradford is an equally accomplished percussionist who frequently plays and records his own works. In 2019 he performed "Ignis" marimba quartet at the Northwest Percussion Festival. He is well oriented as a composer of percussion and was selected as one of the winners of Portland Percussion Group's Call for Scores in 2016.
Bradford is currently pursuing a BM from the University of Utah as a Percussion Performance Major. His works are available at christopherbradfordmusic.com.
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John Paul Hayward
As a composer, John Paul Hayward has had his works performed by several orchestras and choirs around the United States, including the prestigious Utah Chamber Artists who he continues to have a working relationship with today. He has written and produced three studio albums, ranging from choral orchestral works, to solo strings. John Paul has also scored several short films, commercials, and composed a variety of concert music under various commissions. His music is often credited as being "romantically dramatic" in style, while retaining a strong air of sophistication.
John Paul began exploring composition in his elementary years soon after taking up piano lessons. He started seriously composing during his study of music theory, alongside his piano, cello and vocal lessons. Upon graduating high school, he continued his study of music at the University of Utah where he began studying private composition and orchestration with Dr. Barlow Bradford, graduating with a bachelor of music emphasizing vocal performance. He continues to study with Dr. Barlow Bradford, as well as performing with the Utah Chamber Artists and The Utah Symphony.
John Paul owns and operates Hayward Publishing and continues to compose while accepting new projects and commissions.