Richard Brodhead

RICHARD BRODHEAD, composer, was educated at Yale University and at the University of Pennsylvania, where his principal teacher was Richard Wernick.  His compositions have been commissioned and performed by leading artists and ensembles, and include works for symphony orchestra; music for dance; solo works for piano, cello, flute, recorder, guitar, viola, and theorbo; vocal and choral music; and chamber music for a variety of ensembles.  From 1986 until his retirement from teaching in 2013, he served on the composition faculty at Temple University, where he also held a number of leadership positions, including Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Director of the New School Institute, Director of Graduate Studies, and Provost’s Fellow for the Arts.  Brodhead is a past President of the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, a former board member of Theodore Presser Company, music publishers, a current board member of the American Composers Forum – Philadelphia Chapter, and the current board chair of Network for New Music.