Bradley Krueger, a singer, pianist, trumpet player, and conductor, is an instructor in voice at Lake Michigan College and choir director at the First Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana. He has taught in three academies and a college and university in the Seventh-day Adventist school system.
Bradley was born and raised in Maine, the younger of two sons born to Myron and Doris Griffin Krueger. He began his musical studies with his mother, who was his first piano teacher, and would later take lessons in trumpet, voice, and organ. Following graduation from Pine Tree Academy in Maine, he enrolled at Atlantic Union College, where he was a scholarship student. He then transferred to and graduated from Union College.
While at AUC Krueger frequently sang tenor and counter-tenor solos not only on campus but, as a member of the choir associated with the New England Youth Ensemble, in well known venues such as Avery Fischer Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. On three of these occasions, he sang under John Rutter. Upon graduating from Union College, he participated in the Three Choirs Festival at Worcester Cathedral, England, and the International Church Music Festival, with Sir David Willcocks, at Coventry Cathedral, England.
Voice teachers have included Ellen Chickering, Richard Conrad, Mark Evans, and Daniel Lynn. While attending an Aspen Music Festival, he studied art song repertoire with Paul Sperry and performed a set of Schumann lieder at Harris Concert Hall. In the summer of 2000 he studied choral Renaissance music under Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars, and took a cultural tour of Germany that included attending the Passionsspiele at Oberammergau and the Bachfest at Leipzig, and visiting the Pergamonmuseum in Berlin.
During the 2000-20001 school year he served as interim voice instructor and choral assistant at Walla Walla College, now University. Krueger had previously taught at Pine Tree Academy in Maine, South Lancaster Academy in Massachusetts, and at Greater Boston Academy. After leaving WWC, he taught voice at Andrews University, where he completed an M.Mus. in choral conducting.
Bradley and his brother, Brendan, have sung in male quartets since they were students at PTA. They continue as first and second tenors, respectively, singing most recently in the Voices of Zion quartet
Sources: Biographical information on file at the Walla Walla University music department office; Information from Doris Krueger, 2011; Website information at Lake Michigan College and the First Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana (2012); personal knowledge.