Dr. Brad Holmes is the Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Choirs under his direction have sung in every state but Alaska and in thirty-five countries. He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University for two academic terms, working primarily with the Choir of Clare College. He returns to England frequently for conducting engagements and choral workshops. Other international guest-conducting opportunities have taken him to Continental Europe, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Domestically, Dr. Holmes has conducted numerous choir festivals including twenty-four All-State choirs, regional ACDA honor choirs, district festivals and church music clinics throughout the United States.
Dr. Holmes received the M.M. degree in conducting from the University of New Mexico and the D.M.A. degree in choral music from Arizona State University. Prior his appointment at Millikin, Dr. Holmes was Associate Director of Choirs at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Under his direction the Millikin University Choir has gained national recognition, due in part to six invitations to perform at national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Dr. Holmes’ compositions are published by First Step Publishing, Santa Barbara Music Press, Morning Star Publishers and through Bradholmesmusic.com.