Artist: Brad Wells

Conductor, singer, and composer Brad Wells is founder and director of Roomful of Teeth, a GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble dedicated to creating new music that incorporates the full range of the singing voice, from bel canto to yodeling to Tuvan throat singing. Wells is also Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. 

He has held conducting positions at Yale University, Trinity College, University of California at Berkeley and California State University, Chico, and has directed ensembles of all ages. His groups have performed throughout North and South America, South Africa and Europe. His own compositions have been described as “objectively and subjectively gorgeous” (I Care If You Listen); his title work for Roomful of Teeth’s sophomore album Render was selected as one of NPR’s Favorite Songs of 2015. He has lectured and published articles on the physiology and acoustics of non-classical vocal styles and the role of singing in film. As a singer he has performed and recorded with such ensembles as Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (under Nicholas McGegan and Philip Brett) and the California Choral Company (under William Dehning). Wells received the Doctor of Musical Arts (2005), Yale University; Master of Musical Arts (1998), Yale University; Master of Music (1986), University of Texas at Austin; B.A. (1984), Principia College in Illinois. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and two teenage children.

Brad Wells
Born:
Bogalusa, Louisiana

Based:
Williamstown, Massachusetts

Recordings:
Roomful of Teeth (self-titled)Render (Roomful of Teeth)

Awards:

GRAMMY (2013)


Education:

Yale

2005 | DMA

Yale

1998 | MMA

U. of Texas

1986 | MM

Principia College

1984 | BA


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Articles

A Conversation with Brad Wells

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Brad Wells founded the Grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth because his ears had been “searching, aching for new sound combinations” that he wasn’t hearing out in the world.

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