Bradley Ethington

Setnor School of Music

Professor, Applied Music and Performance (Conducting)
Program Coordinator, Conducting
Director, University Bands

Bradley Ethington portrait.

401 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010

Dr. Bradley P. Ethington is the Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Syracuse University, where he coordinates the graduate program in wind conducting.

A native of Birmingham, Michigan, he holds bachelor’s degrees in music education and biochemistry from the Honors College at Michigan State University, the master of music from Baylor University, and the doctor of musical arts in conducting from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Jerry Junkin. While at the University of Texas, he served as assistant conductor of the University Wind Ensemble and conductor of the University Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Ethington has published articles in the Journals of the College Band Directors National Association and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles on the music of W. A. Mozart and Charles Ives, and has been a regular contributor to the highly successful educational series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Dr. Ethington is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association, past president of the Big East Conference Band Directors Association, and currently serves on the editorial board of the WASBE Journal. In 2019 he was guest conductor with the Orchestre de Harmonie at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, France. Dr. Ethington has appeared as guest conductor at conferences of the College Band Directors National Association and the New York State School Music Association and has served as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.


  • D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • M.M., Baylor University
  • B.S., B.M., Michigan State University