Award winning composer of “tight, gorgeous, vocal harmonies”, Bradley Hampton joins HolySheetMusic.com
“The Sing Off” and the “Pentatonix” have brought back to popularity, tight vocal harmonies sung a cappella. We are excited to welcome award winning composer, Bradley Hampton to HolySheetMusic.com. Here’s more about Bradley:
Bradley loves vocal harmony. Most of his teenage years were spent transcribing the music of The Beach Boys, The Hi-Lo’s, and Take 6. He would use his younger siblings as his experimental guinea pigs, teaching them those transcribed parts as well as practicing on them his own new creations.
Bradley has shared the stage with great vocal groups such as: Rockapella, The Nylons, The House Jacks, The Blenders, The Drifters, The Bobs, The Knudsen Bros., The Manhattan Transfer, and Jon Secada. Bradley is the music director, a singer, and arranger for the internationally award-winning a cappella group SoundStage. Award-winning credits include having won the L.A. Harmony Sweeps twice! SoundStage was recently featured on Emerald City Productions album Sing Me a Song: A cappella from around the World for Kids.
Bradley holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Composition from California State University, San Bernardino. He now teaches classes in songwriting and arranging within the commercial music program at CSUSB. He is also the director of Vocal Jazz. In 2012 his vocal jazz group has opened for The Manhattan Transfer and in February 2014 they opened the show for The Real Group.
His arrangements are sung by numerous vocal groups including Voicemale on “Hims II”, and West Side 5 on their self-titled album (as well as Voices Only Forte II). He arranged the theme song for the award-winning web series “Dead Grandma” hosted by Jon Header. You can hear his jingles played on The Tim Conway Jr. Show as well as his arrangements sung as promo for the hit a cappella movie “Pitch Perfect”
He has won several awards for his original compositions including 3rd place in the choral category for the Your LDS Music Store 2013 music contest and honorable mentions for original song in the 1997 New Era music contest.
Bradley has been a judge for the regional Harmony Sweepstakes and ICCA’s.
When not composing or arranging, he plays piano accompanying for various vocalists, school and church choirs, and musical theater productions.