Bradley Colten

College Faculty:
Music History

For the past fifteen years Bradley has been a concertizing and recording classical guitarist and has performed nationally and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician. He has premiered many new pieces and worked with luminaries in the field such as Ned Rorem, Mario Davidovsky, Joan Tower, and Roland Dyens, among others.

Colten’s CD on Azica Records, “Ernst Bacon: The Complete Works for Solo Guitar,” highlights his recent unearthing and research of new repertoire for the instrument. The CD has garnered wide, critical acclaim. Bradley has presented this discovery and research (in lecture and concert format) nationally and internationally at guitar societies, festivals, conservatories and universities.

Bradley is increasingly dedicated to academia and hold positions as a music history instructor, chamber music coach and instructor of guitar at the Special Music School in New York City. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and Manhattan School of Music where he teaches music history.

Previously, at the Manhattan School of Music, Colten had the distinct honor of holding two, concurrent doctoral teaching fellowships – in both music history and guitar. This work included teaching chamber music with guitar and lecturing on music history topics to undergraduates.

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