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Biography

Bradley S. Hartman was born in New York and studied Music Education and Trombone Performance at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University (Brookville, N.Y.) where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. While studying there, he began arranging pieces for brass quintet, and later wrote compositions for trombone quartet and jazz combo. His original blues, “Coolin’ Off” was performed by the C.W. Post Jazz Combo on the main stage at the world-renowned Montreau Jazz Festival in Montreau, Switzerland. At his senior trombone recital, he premiered his first original brass quintet, Meditation, a three-movement work.

After graduating from Long Island University, Mr. Hartman continued his academic endeavors, earning a Master’s of Arts in Liberal Studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook, N.Y.) in 2014 and a Master’s of Music in Wind Conducting from Messiah College (Grantham, P.A.) in 2017.

 

Mr. Hartman is an active educator, composer, clinician, and conductor. He has previously held conducting positions with the Northwinds Symphonic Band (Glen Head, N.Y.) the Nassau County Community College Band (Garden City, N.Y.) and the BAFFA Symphony Orchestra (Bayport, N.Y.). Mr. Hartman was recently recognized as a Top Educator in the Marquis Who’s Who of America. Mr. Hartman is continuously sought out as a clinician at the county and state level, providing insight into wind band literature, conducting techniques, pedagogy, and educational practices.

 

Mr. Hartman’s compositions have been performed by prestigious ensembles including the Stony Brook University Wind Ensemble and at international Music Conferences including the Midwest Clinic. His works have been recognized by the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, as well as the Bandworks Top 100 List.

 

In addition to actively composing and teaching, Mr. Hartman is the Associate Director and Composer-in-Residence of the Smithtown Community Band (Smithtown, N.Y.), a local music educator, and is currently enrolled in the Doctoral program at Five Towns College (Dix Hills, N.Y.) where he is earning a terminal degree in composition and arranging. Mr. Hartman lives on the north shore of Long Island with his wife Cheryl and their two sons, Adam and Christopher.

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