Cedric Adderley

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Biography:

Cedric Adderley (b. ),A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Adderley earned a Bachelor’s degree in music education from East Carolina University and both the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from the University of South Carolina. An accomplished composer and music educator, Dr. Adderley enjoys a multifaceted career and maintains an active schedule of artistic engagements throughout the United States and abroad. He has earned numerous accolades including winning the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s annual composer search for his Symphony no.1 and being selected as Composer of the Year by the South Carolina Music Teachers Association for his Suite for Young Voices. His compositions for various musical media include works in virtually every idiom and include a considerable amount of commissioned works. He has earned numerous accolades including winning the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s annual composer search for his Symphony no.1 and being selected as Composer of the Year by the South Carolina Music Teachers Association for his Suite for Young Voices.  His original music is featured on several commercial recordings including Distinguished Music for the Developing Band, volumes 1, 2, and 3 (Mark Custom Recordings) as well as The Adderley/Holliday Piano Duo Project (Albany Records). Adderley began his career as a music educator in the South Carolina Public Schools teaching both instrumental and choral music. His resume includes additional faculty and administrative appointments at Benedict College and North Carolina A&T State University. He served as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina prior to serving as Dean of the College at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Currently, he occupies the position of the fourth president of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

(source: http://www.cedricadderley.com/bio.html; http://www.scgsah.org/cedric-adderley.php)

Works by Cedric Adderley:

Dream Dust
Dreams
I Dream A World