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  Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 04:21:01 PM Fri, 3 Apr 2015 
 Jeffrey  Bradetich
 Contact Information
Jeffrey Bradetich
Regents Professor-Instrumental Studies
Contact address   University of North Texas/ Department of Music-Double Bass, 1155 Union Circle # 311367, Denton, AL 76203     Office LocationMusic Building, Room No.: 222 
Email  jeffrey.bradetich@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-4649   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Master of Music Music Northwestern University 1991
Bachelor of Music Music/Double Bass Northwestern University 1980
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015MUGC4890004Studies in Music  
Fall 2014MUGC4890004Studies in Music Download Syllabus
Spring 2012MUAG4360005Instrumental Pedagogy and Repertoire  
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Double bass
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2005-PresentRegents ProfessorMusic University of North Texas
2001-2005Full Professor  University of North Texas
1994-2001Associate Professor  University of North Texas
1983-1994Associate Professor with tenure/Assistant Professor/Lecturer  Northwestern University School of Music
1980-1983Lecturer of Double Bass  1980-1983 University of Michigan
1980-1983Visiting Instructor  1980-1983 Interlochen Arts Academy
1976-1979Orchestra Member  Lyric Opera of Chicago
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Edited three works for Ovation Press: Bruch Kol Nidrei, Eccles Sonata and Brahms natensatz
Abstracts and Proceedings
The Ultimate Challenge on the pedagogy and performance of the double bass.
Music For All To Hear, Inc.
Edited and published Contrabajeando by Astor Piazzolla
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Solo works
Faure, Kreisler and Monti
Masters Music/Kalmus Music
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Bach Suite No. 1, published
Recital Music, London
Recital Music, London
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
1983-1988International Society of BassistsExecutive Director/EditorMusic Journal
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2008Premiered Rhapsody for bass and piano by Thomas Pasatieri on Voices of Change concert seriesDallas, TX 
2007Texas Music FestivalHouston 
2002Bass-Fest, ReadingEngland 
2001-2003National Repertory Orchestra FestivalBreckenridge, CO 
2001Ameropa Chamber Music FestivalPrague, Czech Republic 
2001Premiered Ockham’s Razor by UNT professor Joe KleinUNT 
1999The International WorkshopsGlasgow, Scotland 
1999Hot Springs Music FestivalArkansas 
1999-2001Marrowstone Music FestivalWashington 
1998Bass-Fest, ReadingEngland 
1998Texas Music FestivalHouston 
1997-1999International Music CourseValencia, Spain 
1996Commissioned and premiered Changes for cello and double bass by UNT professor Cindy McTee at MENC/ASTA ConventionKansas City, MO 
1994-2003Hammond Ashley Memorial Double Bass WorkshopsSeattle, WA 
1991-1994International Music CourseValencia, Spain 
1990-1991Marrowstone Music FestivalWashington 
1990Premiered Silent Movie, Concerto for Two Double Basses by Paul Ramsier with Illinois Chamber OrchestraSpringfield, IL 
1989Commissioned and premiered Concerto for Double Bass by Vaclav Nelhybel with Bellevue PhilharmonicBellevue, WA 
1988Premiered Lullaby for a Little One for double bass and harp by William FerrisEvanston, IL 
1984-2001International Society of Bassists Conventions  
1984Commissioned and premiered Suite in Three Movements for double bass and piano by Leo B. EylarNorthwestern University 
1982Commissioned and premiered Three Sketches for violin, double bass and piano by Leo B. EylarUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 
1980-2015More than 550 solo and chamber music performances on five continents including New York debut in Carnegie Recital HallLondon debut in Wigmore HallPerformances
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12/1990 WGN TV Chicago's Very Own news feature and performance

12/1990 CBS TV Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt appearance

10/1988 CBS TV This Morning news feature and performance

7/1988 ABC local TV news feature

10/1987 CNN TV news feature and performance

9/1987 WGN TV news feature

1979 BBC TV performance

1/96 Live radio interview on WRR radio in Dallas

7/94 Live radio recital and interview on KING FM in Seattle

2/94 Radio feature on WNIB classical station in Chicago

12/93 Interviews on Western Michigan, Minneapolis and Honolulu Public Radio

12/1990 Radio news features and performances on The Mutual Radio Network - 600 stations nationwide, The Christian Science Monitor nationwide, The Reviewing Stand -180 stations nationwide, and on WMAQ, WNIB and WBEZ in Chicago

6/1990 Voice of America interview

7/1989 Live radio performance and interview with Studs Terkel on WFMT in Chicago

11/1988 NPR national radio interview and performance with Susan Stamberg

7/1988 NPR national radio interview

5/1988 Voice of America interview

9-10/1987 Live radio appearances on Chicago radio stations WGN, WBEZ, WFYR, WJJD, WMBI and WNUR

1987-1994 Live radio interviews and performances in Los Angeles (2), Seattle (2), Edmonton, Denver (2), Minneapolis, Honolulu, Eugene (2) and Portland, Oregon

Print Media Coverage/1987-2008
More than 150 different newspaper and magazine articles about career, performances, recordings and work with the hearing impaired, including features in the Chicago Tribune (3), Chicago Sun Times, Seattle Times, Denver Post, Portland Oregonian, Buffalo News, Rocky Mountain News, The Bogota News, The China Daily and AP Wire Service, and in national music, audiology and hearing impaired journals

Print Media Coverage/1980-2008
Concert reviews in New York Times, London Times, Chicago Sun Times, Portland Oregonian, Das Orchester Magazine (Germany), Le Nouvel Humaniste (Switzerland), Nottingham Evening Post (England), The Strad Magazine and many others.

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  Presentations/Projects per page   
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
  Master Classes
Presented more than 1200 master classes over the past 29 years throughout the US, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia, including: 21 years of the Bradetich summer master classes, six years at the International Music Course in Spain, 15 years at the Hammond Ashley Memorial Workshops in Seattle, 3 years at the Mittenwald, Germany International Master Classes, many Universities, High Schools and Middle Schools throughout the US, many All-State Conferences and summer music festivals.

  Presented more than 90 lecture/presentations in recent years at major international conventions and music festivals, state and regional conferences, and local universities, society clubs and concert settings.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2009Produce Advanced Instructional DVD on Techique for the Double BassUniversity of North Texas$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1989 Chicago Artists Abroad to sponsor a 1989 summer recital tour of Europe OtherCompleted
1987Solo Recitalists Fellowship GrantNational Endowment for the Arts$12,000OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
1997Undergraduate Instructional Development GrantUNT$8,000OtherCompleted
1989 Northwestern University Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts to research synthesized music for the hearing impaired$1,200OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
1990Selected to the artistic roster of Urban Gateways, the largest Arts-in Education Center in America. Performed concerts in public schools in the eight county Chicago region 
1988media presentation of Christmas For All To Hear, the first recording ever produced for the hearing impairedAwarded Golden Trumpet Award from the Chicago Media Society
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2008-Bradetich Foundation for the advancement of the double bassFounder 
2003-2007Solo Competitions of the International Society of BassistsChair 
2002string solo and concerto competitions including ASTA National Solo Competition in 2002, Corpus Christi, TX and major international competitions in Columbia, Germany and EnglandJudge 
2001Live radio recital on KING FM radio in Seattle Radio Coverage
2001-2003National Repertory Orchestra Festival, Breckenridge, COSummer Music Festival Appearances 
2001Ameropa Chamber Music Festival, Prague, Czech RepublicSummer Music Festival Appearances 
2000-2004Instrumental Studies Division, College of Music, UNTChair 
2000-2002National Executive Board of the American String Teachers AssociationMember 
2000-2005Live radio performance and interview on KUOW in Seattle Radio Coverage
1999The International Workshops, Glasgow, ScotlandSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1999Hot Springs Music Festival, ArkansasSummer Music Festival Appearances 
19985-1987Sunriver Music Festival, OregonSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1998 & 2007Texas Music Festival, HoustonSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1998 & 2002Bass-Fest, Reading, EnglandSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1998-2000Faculty Advisory Committee, University of North TexasChair 
1998Live radio recital on KING FM radio in Seattle Radio Coverage
1998Edinburgh Music Festival, ScotlandSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1998-2006Richardson Symphony Orchestra concertspresented pre-concert lectures 
1997 Researched and produced the first-of-its-kind instructional technique video for the double bass 
1996Live radio recital on KING FM radio in Seattle Radio Coverage
1996Shreveport Summer Music Festival, LouisianaSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1995Live radio performance and interview on KUOW in Seattle Radio Coverage
1994-2003Hammond Ashley Memorial Double Bass Workshops, Seattle, WASummer Music Festival Appearances 
1993-1994International Double Bass Recital Series at Northwestern UniversityFounder and Artistic Director 
1993-1994Northwestern UniversityCoordinator of the String Department 
1993-1994Chicago Symphony Orchestra Education, Department and Urban Gateways joint Cultural Enrichment ProgramArtistic Consultant 
1992-1994Northwestern UniversityDirector of National High School Music Institute String Session 
1991-'94,'97-'99International Music Course, Valencia, Spain (7 years)Summer Music Festival Appearances 
1991Peninsula Music Festival, WisconsinSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1990-'91, '99-01Marrowstone Music Festival, WashingtonSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1990-1993food kitchen’s in Evanston, ILorganized and performed in Sing-Along Messiah’s at Christmas time 
1990Sponsored by the Northwestern University Audiology Department. Printed and distributed findings through Music For All To Hear, Inc.Researched different Assistive Listening Devices on the effects of the perception of music by the hearing impaired 
1989Edinburgh Festival Fringe, ScotlandSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1989European International Festival, Geneva, SwitzerlandSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1989VII Curso Internacional de Musica, Cullera, SpainSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1987-Music For All To Hear, IncCo-Founder/President of Musicfirst company to record music specifically arranged and acoustically
1987Abbey Bach Festival, OregonSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1987New Harmony Music Festival, IndianaSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1986-1991 Researched, tested and produced four recordings of the first music ever recorded specifically for the hearing impaired 
1986 Researched the history of double bass teaching in the US and presented findings at the 1986 Austin International Bass Convention 
1985International Music Camp, North DakotaSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1985Eastman Prize Composition Contest, New York CityServed as judgeTranscribed more than 100 solo works for double bass and piano
1984-2001International Society of Bassists Conventions (9 years)Summer Music Festival Appearances 
1983-1994National High School Music Institute, Northwestern Univ. (7 years)Summer Music Festival Appearances 
1982-1990International Society of Bassists (ISB)Executive Director/President 
1982-1988ISB MagazineEditor 
1981-1993Red Lodge Music Festival, Montana (10 years)Summer Music Festival Appearances 
1980-1982National Music Camp, Interlochen, MichiganSummer Music Festival Appearances 
1980- Researched teaching and playing methods on the double bass 
1972-1987Oregon Bach Festival (10 years)Summer Music Festival Appearances 
  Conducted orchestra clinics for a number of High School orchestras 
 Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Worth and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras and the Joffry and New York City BalletsSubstitute section player 
  Organizational Activites/Organizational Activites delete Delete edit Edit Have organized numerous events including international music conventionsChicago, Austin, Los Angeles and New York; international composition contests, concert series, master classes, string days, bass days, and state-wide symposiums. Continue to organize summer bass camps at UNT. Founded the Texas Double Bass Symposium at UNT
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Jeff Bradetich
Jeff Bradetich, Double Bass
Proclaimed by the New York Times as “the master of his instrument,” Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the double bass in the US today. Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 1982 he has performed more than 550 concerts on five continents including his London debut in Wigmore Hall in 1986. He has won many major solo competitions and has been featured on radio and television throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and South Africa.
He gave his professional concerto debut at the age of 16 and was appointed to the orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago by age 19. As a young student growing up in Eugene, Oregon, Mr. Bradetich studied with Dr. Robert Hladky, cello professor at the University of Oregon. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northwestern University where he studied with Chicago Symphony bassists Warren Benfield and Joseph Guastafeste. Other major musical influences include performing for ten seasons at the Oregon Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, one of the world’s leading Bach authorities, and summer study with Gary Karr and many of the leading double bass pedagogues in the US.
Mr. Bradetich tours internationally as a performer and teacher. He has given more than 1200 master classes, teaches his summer master classes in Texas, Seattle, Germany and Hong Kong and has transcribed more than 100 solo works for the double bass. His instructional DVD has become a staple in the teaching field and he has recently released a DVD recording of the first Bach cello suite and BB Wolf by Jon Deak. He serves as a judge for major competitions in Germany, England, North and South America and China. He has recorded six solo albums for double bass and piano including two firsts for the double bass: a Christmas album and a Children’s recording. His newest CD is Double Bass Portraits on Klavier Records. His new book " Double Bass: The Ultimate Challenge, on pedagogy and performance on the bass

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