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Director of Music Outreach and Athletic Bands
BS - University of Alabama
MM - University of Alabama
Mr. Eric Bradshaw currently serves as the director of music outreach and athletic bands at Ottawa University (Kansas). He received his Bachelor of Science in music education and Master of Music in tuba performance from the University of Alabama.
Bradshaw’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, Kansas Music Educators Association, Kansas Bandmasters Association, College Band Directors National Association, and International Tuba Euphonium Association. He is also a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Tau Beta Sigma.
Prior to his current position, Bradshaw served as the director of bands at Topeka High School (Topeka, KS) from 2016-21, director of athletic bands at Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA) from 2002-16, and taught in the public school system in Carroll County (Georgia) from 1997–2002. Throughout his career, Bradshaw has performed as principal tubist in several regional orchestras, served as a clinician for high school honor bands, and adjudicated high school marching and concert festivals. In 2019-20, he received the “Distinguished Staff Award” for high school teacher from the Topeka Public Schools system and was a district finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year for 2020-21.
Bradshaw’s hobbies and interests include traveling, spending time with family and friends, riding his motorcycle, boating, playing golf, and enjoying good food. He is married to Dr. Melissa Grady (a music professor at the University of Kansas) and has twin sons, Andrew and Ryan, who are graduates of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA).