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Brad Rees


Brad Rees serves as Director of Musical Arts at Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio, where he directs the award-winning a cappella ensemble Up in the Air, conducts choral ensembles, and teaches music business, public relations, and commercial voice. Brad has served as the Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, on the jazz faculty at Bowling Green State University and Iowa’s Southwestern Community College.

His choirs have appeared across the US and Canada, at the Salzburg Music Festival in Austria, at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and on tour in the Republic of China, Germany, Czech Republic and South Africa. His ensembles have also performed on a variety of television broadcasts, including Robert Schuller’s “Hour of Power.” He sang with the Grammy-nominated vocal jazz quintet, The Axidentals, with Phil Mattson’s Voices, in residence at the Smithsonian Institution, and has shared the stage with Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra, Ben Folds, George Shearing, Joe Williams, and others.

Brad holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado, degrees in music and public relations from George Mason University in Virginia, and is pursuing a DMA in Music Education from Boston University. His research interests include informal music learning and the role of popular music in music education.  His arrangements are performed by vocal jazz ensembles across the US and Canada, and his work is published by UNC Jazz Press.  He has served in leadership positions for the Ohio chapters of IAJE and ACDA, and is in high demand as adjudicator, clinician, arranger, sound and recording engineer and producer.


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