Bradley P. Colten

bradley colton

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Music and Art



Office Hours: Wednesdays: 8:30-9:30AM


For the past fifteen years Bradley has been a concertizing and recording classical guitarist and has performed nationally and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician. He has premiered many new pieces and worked with luminaries in the field such as Ned Rorem, Mario Davidovsky, Joan Tower, and Roland Dyens, among others.

Colten’s latest CD on the Azica Records label, “Ernst Bacon: The Complete Works for Solo Guitar,” highlights his unearthing and research of new repertoire for the instrument. The CD has garnered wide, critical acclaim. Bradley has presented this discovery and research (in lecture and concert format) nationally and internationally at guitar societies, festivals, conservatories and universities.

Bradley is increasingly dedicated to academia and hold positions at Manhattan School of Music (Music History Department), CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College (Music and Art Department) and at the Special Music School in NYC, where he teaches music history, coaches chamber music, and classical guitar).

Previously, as a doctoral student at the Manhattan School of Music, Colten had the distinct honor of holding two, concurrent teaching fellowships – in both music history and guitar. This work included teaching chamber music with guitar and lecturing on music history topics.



  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Manhattan School of Music

  • Master’s of Music in Performance, Manhattan School of Music

  • Bachelor’s of Music, New England Conservatory

  • Bachelor’s of Science, Tufts Univ.

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