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Croushorn, Brad

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Brad Croushorn approaches songwriting and composing, whether secular or sacred by seeding his music with a message of hope-- something positive to touch the ears, minds and hearts of listeners. He hopes that all who enter into these songs will be encouraged and uplifted in some way. Even more, he hopes that those who are touched by this music share similar gestures of encouragement and care to others.

Brad holds a B.A. in music performance and education from Eastern Mennonite University and M.M. in sacred music from Westminster Choir College. He also studies composition privately. Throughout his ministry he has served in Protestant and Catholic churches as well as Jewish synagogues. Currently he is Composer-in-Residence, Director of Music Ministry, and Organist at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Raleigh, NC (a Jesuit parish of over 11,000 members). At heart, his practice of music is ecumenical and inclusive.

As an instructor Brad Croushorn has taught piano and voice and conducted choirs of all ages and skill levels, privately and in the classroom. A lyric bass-baritone, he has sung in the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, and for many years with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival in Harrisonburg, VA. He has performed and recorded with early music groups including: Rutgers University Collegium Musicum, Vox Fidelis (New Brunswick, NJ), Stanford University Early Music Singers, and the Josquin Singers (of Bay Area Classical Harmonies- Oakland, CA). Currently he performs with Duke University Collegium Musicum and Concentus Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC).

When not engaged in performing music or writing songs, he immerses himself in the possibilities of song in life all around. From the regular rhythmic swaying of tree branches to the squawking calls of wild birds, or even the constant hum of human-made machinery...there truly is music everywhere. Brad considers himself blessed to make these discoveries!


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