"...explosively energetic...disarmingly lyrical...intricately colorful orchestration...Bodine pulls it off with an admirable resourcefulness."
- From William Zagorski's review of Kaleidoscope: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra in Fanfare Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010
G. Bradley Bodine (b. 1960) 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.
Dr. Bodine has received numerous commissions including his most recent commission from a consortium of 11 university/college percussion ensembles. He has received awards from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Centrum Foundation, the University of Arizona faculty and ASCAP among others.
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, College Band Directors National Conference (NYC), New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University, Animas Music Festival, Basically Beethoven Festival (Dallas), Yellow Barn Festival, Colorado Music Educators Conference, Texas Music Educators Conference, Vienna Flute Festival, Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (2000, 2003), 37th Annual Horn Symposium (IHS), Pro Musica Chamber Series (Dallas), and the International Marimba Festival and Competition (Belgium) among others.
Dr. Bodine's music has been performed and recorded by major ensembles including the Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin, Conductor; Texas Festival Orchestra, Edwin Outwater, conductor; Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Paul Phillips, conductor; and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Linda Mack, conductor. His compositions have been widely performed by virtuoso performers including Drew Lang, Helen Blackburn, Ivana Bilic, Alexa Still, Pedro Carneiro, Brian Zator, Ingrid Gordon, Berndt Thurner, Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer, Gary Cook, John Pennington, Douglas Walter, Catherine Roche-Wallace and Jeffrey Prosperie among others.
Dr. Bodine is also a fine choral conductor, having studied with Wayne Hertz and Richard Sparks. Recent studies include master classes with Paul Salamunovich, Robert Page, the internationally acclaimed vocal group Chanticleer and a choral workshop with the Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Craig Jessop.
G. Bradley Bodine is the composer in residence at The Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center at Purdue and a lecturer of music theory at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.