Brady R. Allred
Dr. 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 with a total of approximately 350 singers that has been critically acclaimed for its innovative concerts and Summer Choral Institute program.
Prior to resigning in October 2010, Dr. Allred served as the Director of Choral Studies at the University of Utah, where he conducted the award-winning 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 Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition with 2 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 Dr. Allred's direction, won the Grand Prize at the 2006 European Grand Prix for Choral Singing International Choral Competition.
Under his leadership, Dr. Allred's choirs have completed nine international tours of Europe and a concert tour of Canada. In the United States, his choirs have toured extensively, 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, Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
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