- Cedar Rapids US-IA
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As a music educator and choral director since 1981, Bradley Barrett has garnered a long list of accomplishments and accolades. During his time as Assistant Director of Choral Conducting and Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, the school's vocal music program enjoyed a significant increase in participation. The University Singers vocal ensemble grew from 60 to 150, the chamber ensemble nearly tripled, and the varsity men's glee club grew from 40 voices to as many as 140. The number of students choosing to focus on voice studies also saw a dramatic increase. Under Bradley Barrett's direction, the UNI Chamber Singers received an invitation to perform at the 2007 American Choral Directors National Convention, held in Miami, Florida. Also during that time, Barrett prepared many students for a variety of auditions and competitions; several of those students were successfully selected for participation or received awards. Bradley Barrett is responsible for similar successes and increases in student participation as an elementary and secondary school music educator during much of the 1980s and 1990s. During that time, several of Barrett's vocal students received state and national accolades and awards at choral events across the United States and in Europe. Currently, Barrett is Artistic Director for Chorale Midwest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a 70-member, semi-professional choral ensemble. Bradley Barrett is also Artistic and Choral Director for the 24-member Chorale Midwest Chamber Singers. Both groups were selected to perform at the 2010 Iowa Choral Directors' Association Choral Convention, Mason City, Iowa. Bradley Barrett earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Missouri State University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona. In his spare time, Barrett raises and shows Percheron and Tennessee Walking Horses.