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Brad Bodine

Senior Lecturer / Music // Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance

Senior Lecturer // Music // Rueff School

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Fundamentals of Music / Music Theory


Fundamentals of Music / Music Theory

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 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” will be 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, Yellow Barn Festival, College Band Directors National Conference, New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University, Animas Music Festival, Basically Beethoven Festival (Dallas), Vienna Flute Festival, Colorado Music Educators Association Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Conference, Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (2000, 2003), International Marimba Festival and Competition (Belgium) and Pro Musica Chamber Series (Dallas) among others. 

His music has been performed at major concert halls including The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas, Texas) and the Vienna Konzerthaus (Vienna, Austria).

Dr. Bodine's music has been performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Jerry Junkin, conductor; Meadows Symphony Orchestra, Paul Phillips, conductor; Texas Festival Orchestra, Edwin Outwater, conductor; University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra; 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, Brian Zator, Ingrid Gordon, Berndt Thurner, Gisela Mashayekhi-Beer, Gary Cook, John Pennington, Douglas Walter, Catherine Roche-Wallace and Jeffrey Prosperie.

Dr. Bodine studied choral conducting 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. Dr. Bodine has held choral directing posts in Washington State, Arizona and Indiana. G. Bradley Bodine is the music coordinator at The Catholic Center at Purdue and continuing lecturer of music theory at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

G. Bradley Bodine

Mass for a cappella choir 
Dodecuple Design for orchestra
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
Sonata for Guitar
Romance for solo guitar
Eight Meditations for solo guitar
Two Studies for flute and clarinet
A Cross on Wood for solo marimba
A Cross in the Wind for flute and electronic music ensemble
Spring Swing for jazz ensemble
Post Traumatic Stress; I Have a Dream (tape)
Revolution (Electronic setting of a poem by Emily Dickinson)
Now Thank We All Our God (motet in 16th-century style)
Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra
Rendezvous Overture for symphonic band
Rhapsodia for flute and marimba
Symphony (near completion)

Jesus is Alive for choir and contemporary ensemble
Kyrie Eleison
We Are the Body of Christ (Original Lyrics)
Lift Up the Child for choir and contemporary ensemble 
Psalm 25: To You, O Lord 
Psalm 89: Forever I Will Sing 
Psalm 100: Make a Joyful Noise 
Psalm 104: Lord, Send Out Your Spirit 
Psalm 118: This is the Day 
Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, O My Soul 
Exodus 15: Let Us Sing to the Lord 
Jesus Paid the Price (Original Lyrics) 
Living Stations of the Cross (Each station depicted by string quartet) 

I Will Always Love You (Original Lyrics) 
I've Never Loved Like I'm Loving Now (Original Lyrics) 
Happy Father's Day (Original Lyrics) 
Can You Feel the Breeze (Original Lyrics)

Lift Up the Child (St. Thomas Aquinas Singers, Def Left Ear) 
Rendezvous Overture (J. J. Pearce High School Symphonic Band, Merit Records)
Rhapsodia (Blackburn/Lang Duo, Roundtop)