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Brad Dumont is a passionate arts advocate working to create and support unique artistic projects that contribute to cultural improvement and community-based arts education. He believes in the power of choral singing to build empathetic communities — providing a voice for those that may otherwise not be heard. Brad is committed to a process-oriented approach of music-making which allows for singers to explore diverse themes of equity and justice, a process which helps singers more clearly and creatively communicate their stories.
Brad serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Assumption University and as the Music Director of the Salisbury Singers in Worcester, MA. Additionally, Brad serves as the vice president of the New Hampshire Master Chorale and on the artistic planning team for the Boston-based choir VOICES 21C where he helps develop creative staging and narrative driven programs. Brad is also the operations manager for Emmanuel Music in Boston, an orchestra contractor for ensembles throughout New England, and vice chair of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium.
With VOICES 21C, Brad has recently taken part in tours of Israel and Palestine and performed as a headline chorus at the ACDA Eastern Division Conference presenting a fully-staged ‘concert of justice’ titled We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest exploring themes of feminine identity, forced migration, and race and incarceration featuring guest artist Halim Flowers. Previously, Brad has been an arts instructor at state, county, and juvenile incarceration facilities and taught with Dr. André de Quadros at the Boston University Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center utilizing music as a practice for supporting mental well-being. Brad plans to continue working in these community settings using music and creative exploration as methods to support personal change and self-awareness.
Brad also maintains a significant interest in supporting the arts through administration and management. As an arts administrator Brad has experience working with numerous non-profits during periods of significant organizational change and has developed innovative special projects to support audience re-engagement and growth. Brad has led fundraisers that have earned over 50% of an organization’s budget, managed artistic expense spending for seven figure organizations, written successful grants for major productions and initiatives, and helped to lead numerous composer commission projects and premieres in choral and orchestral genres as an administrator.
Brad received a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Boston University studying with Dr. Miguel Felipe and Bramwell Tovey where he served on the Arts Leadership Council and held teaching assistantships in choral ensembles, conducting, and arts incubation. Originally from Rochester, NH; Brad graduated from Plymouth State University in 2013 as the outstanding Graduating Senior in Music and a Top 20 Senior, earning a B.S. in Music Education K-12 and a B.A. in Music: Vocal Performance and Pedagogy while studying voice with Dr. Kathleen Arecchi, piano with Dr. Carleen Graff, and receiving a choral fellowship from Dr. Dan Perkins.