Brady Allred is celebrating his 19th season as artistic director and conductor of the Salt Lake Choral Artists. Allred earned Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and an undergraduate degree in Theory/Composition and Flute Performance from Brigham Young University. He has guest conducted, adjudicated, and taught masterclasses in over 20 countries across Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. He has won the European Grand Prix, two First Prizes and the Conductors Prize at the Marktoberdorf International Chamber Choir Competition, and many first prizes at competitions in Tolosa, Spain and Arezzo, Italy.
He was a guest conductor for the Schumann Chamber Orchestra in Italy, Wroclaw Philharmonic in Poland, Symphonic Orchestra of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Oslo Voices, Taipei Youth Choir, National Youth Choirs of Sweden, Norway, and Estonia, Tuks Camerata, Akustika Chamber Singers, the Gondwana National Choirs of Australia, the Rainbow Chamber Singers and Youth Choir of Shanghai, and the Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir. Under his direction the Salt Lake Vocal Artists (the touring choir of SLCA) represented the USA at the World Choral Symposium in (Argentina 2011) and Barcelona, (Spain 2017), at the first World Choral Expo in Macau, China (2015), and the Cantemus International Choral Festival in Hungary (2022). They have performed in Bulgaria, Turkey, Hungary, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Japan, and Hawaii.
Prior to his appointment as Artistic Director of SLCA, Allred was Professor of Music and director of Choral Studies at the University of Utah. He was also Music Director and Conductor for the Butler Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, director of Choral Activities at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, artistic director and conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, and a performer with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers and Oregon Bach Festival Chorus.