Professor of Music and Music Technology, CSUSM
William Bradbury is an Emmy Award-winning composer who received his doctoral degree in music composition and theory from Cornell University. He is currently Professor of Music and Music Technology in the Music Department in the School of Arts at California State University, San Marcos. His creative activities include compositions for orchestra, chamber ensembles, soloists, electronic media and computer-based multimedia collaborations with other artists: a work with visual artist Deborah Small and actress Dana Case was commissioned for in SITE97, an international art show based in San Diego and Tijuana.
Bradbury's most recent large-scale composition, LEAVES for Narrator, Piano and Orchestra, was commissioned in honor of Palomar College's 50th Anniversary and premiered by the Palomar College Orchestra with Dr. Peter Gach as soloist. He has written musical scores for several films including Anza Borrego: Seasons in the Desert for which he received an Emmy Award for composing and arranging; he was also commissioned to write the score for KPBS television's film, San Diego's Coastal Wonder. His recent composition for the PEN Trio is published by Trevco Music and has been performed throughout the U.S. He is also an accomplished mandolin player and composes for and performs with the duo MandoBasso.
Bradbury has received grants or commissions from Meet the Composer, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Maryland Arts Council, and many others.