Bradley Ellingboe

Bradley Ellingboe

Bradley Ellingboe has led a wide-ranging career in the world of singing, including accomplishments as a choral conductor, soloist, composer, scholar and teacher. As a choral conductor he has led festival choruses in 36 states and 14 foreign countries. As a bass-baritone soloist he has sung under such conductors as Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, and Sir David Willcocks. Ellingboe has over 130 pieces of music in print, including his large-scale works for chorus and orchestra, Requiem (2002) and Star Song (2013) both of which have been performed in major concert halls in this country and Europe. For his scholarly work in making the songs of Edvard Grieg more accessible to the English-speaking public, he was awarded The Medal of St. Olav the King of Norway in 1994. As a teacher, the University of New Mexico Alumni Association named him Faculty of the Year in 2008.

In July of 2015, Ellingboe retired after 30 years on the faculty of the University of New Mexico, where he was Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities and Regents Lecturer. He is a graduate of Saint Olaf College and the Eastman School of Music and has done further study at the Aspen Music Festival, the Bach Aria Festival, the University of Oslo and the Vatican.

He has prepared choirs for such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Moses Hogan, Alice Parker, Morten Lauridsen, Rene Clausen and Robert Ray. An active church musician, Ellingboe was Director of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Albuquerque from 1990-2009. He is the editor of Choral Music for Sundays and Seasons (2004), published by Augsburg Fortress Press. He is also editor of two books of songs by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg: 45 Songs of Edvard Grieg (1988) and A Grieg Song Anthology (1990) by published by Leyerle Publications.

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