Curriculum Vitae (Music): Dr. Bradley Lehman

updated 10 January 2020


...mostly part-time and freelance, with full-time computer jobs as primary employment 1986-2019, plus 1/4 time professional position as regular church organist; full-time adjunct music, 2019-present...

Harpsichordist Hodel/Lehman Duo (trumpet and keyboard): 1983-present; Oriana (Baroque ensemble): 1991-96; Academy of Early Music (Ann Arbor): 1989-96; Michigan Bach Society: 1992-4; Sutherland Ensemble: 1994-6; Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival: various years 1996-present; Zephyrus: occasional concerts 2001-7; Guest appearances at James Madison University: 2006-8, 2019; Duo with Baroque violinist David Sariti: 2006-10; quarter-finalist, Spivey international harpsichord competition, 1993; freelance concert work 1983-present as both soloist (video demonstrations...) and ensemble player; freelance harpsichord tuning 1983-present (video demonstrations...); CD recording "Playing from Bach's fancy" released 2006; CD recording of music from Thomas Jefferson's collection released 2008
Musicologist Survey of concerted requiem settings 1600-1825; transcription of Antonio Lotti's In omni tribulatione from manuscript (and conducted the 20th-century premiere); transcriptions for harpsichord from various instruments; discovery of Bach's keyboard tuning, 2004
Freelance author Produced a complete concordance to a hymnal, summer 1992; many articles about musicology, performance practices, record reviews, or book reviews (see the Essays page); major article and website about my discovery of Bach's keyboard temperament 2004-5, with the article published in Early Music 2005; five survey articles of recordings for Early Music 2005-16; regular staff reviewer for American Record Guide 2015-present (specializing in harpsichord recordings, 5-15 albums per issue); contributor to CD booklet notes and concert program notes (see also Publications, below, and
Organist Hodel/Lehman Duo (trumpet and keyboard): 1983-present; Plymouth United Church of Christ, Goshen IN: September 1986-August 1989; freelance concert organist, 1996-present (Sample program 2001, sample program 2005...); CD recordings "In Thee is Gladness" released 2005, "A Joy Forever" 2006; Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Harrisonburg VA: January 2018-present (1/4 time professional position as organist, pianist, harpsichordist, composer, and music arranger)
Organist/Music Coordinator University Reformed Church, Ann Arbor MI: September 1989-June 1996 (included composition/arrangement of pieces for the choir and for smaller ensembles); frequent songleader and pianist for services, Community Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg VA: 1996-present; substitute organist at other local churches, 1996-2018
Rehearsal Pianist Goshen College, Goshen IN: Accompanist for private voice lessons and recitals 1983-87; accompanist for Goshen Oratorio Chorus 1987-89; Eastern Mennonite High School, Harrisonburg VA: substitute pianist for the musicals "Into the Woods" and "The King & I", 2017-19 (sight-reading the entire show for rehearsals); James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA: JMU Opera Theater productions 2019-present (Gounod Faust, Gilbert & Sullivan Iolanthe)
Musical Accompanist James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA: Pianist (adjunct staff) for undergraduate courses 2019-present (Musical Theatre laboratories, audition-workshop classes, production auditions, class voice lessons); Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg VA: Shrek, the Musical winter semester 2020 (adjunct faculty)
Musical Director Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg VA: Shrek, the Musical winter semester 2020 (adjunct faculty) (coordinate pit orchestra & arrangements, play keyboards, lead music rehearsals, supervise conducting assistant & vocal coach)
Freelance Pianist James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA: Collaborative pianist and harpsichordist for private lessons, recitals, auditions, and juries 2019-present; harpsichord tuning, ensemble work, tutoring
Composer Hymns, choir anthems, keyboard arrangements, improvisations for church services, 1984-present
Music Publishing Proofreader of typeset music for editions of harpsichord music by Graupner, Le Roux, and Dieupart, 2010-18; freelance typesetting of music on demand using Finale, 2001-present; participation in Finale's user forums
Continuo work in large compositions (harpsichord and organ) JS Bach: St Matthew and St John Passions; B Minor Mass (Toledo Symphony); dozens of other cantatas, motets, and F major Mass; GF Handel: Israel in Egypt; Messiah; Dixit Dominus (conducted from keyboard); Haydn: The Creation; Mendelssohn: Elijah; Purcell: Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen; Blow: Venus and Adonis; Vivaldi: Gloria; Charpentier: In Nativitatem DNJC Canticum (conducted from keyboard); dozens of smaller dramatic works (mostly Baroque solo cantatas)
Research assistant Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Michigan: September 1991-August 1992 (Cataloguing instruments; organizing tours and instrument displays)
Library assistant Music library, University of Michigan: September 1989-August 1991; other library work (general and in the music listening lab) at Goshen College 1984-6
Teaching assistant Harpsichord, University of Michigan: September 1992-1994
Music director (radio) WGCS-FM, Goshen College: 1984-1986; classical-music announcer/DJ, 1983-1989 (also included some program producing, and cataloguing of the record collection)
Lecturer/Clinician Church music and harpsichord, 1991-present; lecture/recitals and masterclasses (Goshen College, Eastern Mennonite University, Bluffton University, James Madison University, University of Colorado, Fresno Pacific University), 2004-present; keynote speaker and recitalist, Chico Bach Festival (California), March 2007
Recording producer, assistant producer, artistic advisor Various freelance projects, 1994-present: Schubert's piano trios (Atlantis Ensemble), released in 1998 as Wildboar 9703 and 9704; Hildegard von Bingen: Meditation Chants (Norma Gentile, Schoolkids 1803, reviews); Unfurling Love's Creation, (Norma Gentile, Lyrichord LEMS 8027, reviews). Five solo clavichord CDs (as performer, arranger, and producer) released in 2000, (, out of print as closed in 2003, reviews). In Thee is Gladness (trumpet/organ), LaripS 1001, released 2005. Recordings at Goshen College: A Joy Forever (organ), Playing from Bach's fancy (harpsichord), released January 4th 2006.


B.A., 1986, Goshen College, Goshen IN; majors: music and mathematics; minor: church music
M.M., 1992, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor MI; early keyboard instruments
A.M., 1992, University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies; musicology
A.Mus.D. (Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance), 1994, University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies; harpsichord


Six hymns in Hymnal: A Worship Book ( Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale PA, 1992) (#90, 132, 140, 232, 378, 534)
One hymn in The Hymn (April 1993)
One hymn in Canadian Mennonite (April 11 1998)
Hymns recorded in the companion cassette set to Hymnal: A Worship Book (Mennonite Publishing House, 1992), Hymnal Masterworks: Solo Piano CD (Marilyn Houser Hamm: Faith & Life Press, Newton KS, 1994), companion cassette to Praying with the Anabaptists (Marlene Kropf & Eddy Hall: Faith & Life, 1994)
Hymn "By Peter's House" in a choral arrangement by Philip Orr of Orrganized Sound, recorded by Presbyterian Church USA
Review of The Harmonia Sacra hymnal in Mennonite Quarterly Review, January 1995
Review of Glenn Gould's Solitude Trilogy in Mennonite Quarterly Review, January 1997
Review of CD, Daughter of Olapa: The Music of Carol Ann Weaver, in Mennonot #9, Spring 1997
Concordance to Hymnal: A Worship Book, August 1996, Mennonite Publishing House, as both a printed book and a DOS software package
Poem in Purpose magazine, March 17, 1996
Hymnal index in Builder congregational leaders' guide, April 1996
CD reviews in Christian Century Feb 8 2003 part 1 and part 2, annually 2003-7 in November or December issues. Most recently: December 11, 2007 issue
Sounds of harpsichords and related instruments, published as a website
Keyboard temperament analysis spreadsheet, published as a website and downloadable application,
Musical setting of "Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective," published as a website
MIDI recordings of all hymns, published as a website
Hodel/Lehman Duo album (trumpet/organ) In Thee is Gladness, January 2005
"Bach's Extraordinary Temperament: Our Rosetta Stone" (article in Early Music about Bach's keyboard tuning), February 2005 and May 2005; see also for details
Part of an article in Diapason magazine, May 2005: cover story featuring the Opus 41 organ by Taylor & Boody
A review article of harpsichord CDs by Assi Karttunen, Sergio Vartolo, Glen Wilson, and Gerald Hambitzer: "Death and the Mayerin: Germanic harpsichord music" in Early Music (Oxford University Press), November 2005. The music reviewed is by Froberger, Buxtehude, JS Bach, CPE Bach, and WF Bach. (This article's original title was "Death and the Mayerin: macaronic harpsichord music".)
Article "The 'Bach temperament' and the clavichord", in Clavichord International, November 2005.
Organ solo album A Joy Forever, December 2005 (Reviewed in American Record Guide by Rob Haskins, September/October 2006: page 70, 71)
Harpsichord solo album Playing From Bach's Fancy, December 2005 (Reviewed in American Record Guide by Rob Haskins, September/October 2006: page 70, 71)
Booklet essay "The tuning" in Peter Watchorn's CD set of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, June 2006 (Reviewed in American Record Guide by Peter Catalano, cover story of the September/October 2006 issue: page 28, 29)
An article "Bach's art of temperament" (spring/summer 2006), with shorter version printed in the August 2006 issue of BBC Music Magazine as "In Good Temper".
Review in Christian Century (October 2, 2007, pp43-45) of Paul Griffiths's book A Concise History of Western Music
Stylistic study and retranscription for harpsichord of Antoine Forqueray's Suite #1 (written 1993-4 as a graduate thesis, revised 1996, and published in Choir & Organ Korea, December 2006, pp70-103)
CD recording of music from Thomas Jefferson's collection released 2008, available at Monticello
Review of Musimathics by Gareth Loy for Physics Today, December 2008 (a two-book set that bridges music theory and mathematical analysis, plus principles of digital recording)
"Bach cantatas" Review of new CDs of Bach cantatas. Co-author: Dr Andrew White. In Early Music (Oxford University Press), August 2009, Vol 37 #3. [PDF] [HTML]
"Unequal temperaments circulate again" letter to the editor, Early Music. In Early Music (Oxford University Press), February 2010, Vol 38 #1. [PDF]
Review of Unequal Temperaments book by Claudio di Veroli, The Viola da Gamba Society Journal vol 3 part 2 (2009), 137-163. [PDF]
"Bach cantatas and motets: Aus der Tieffen and beyond", Early Music February 2012, Vol 40 #1, 148-152. [PDF]
"Two dozen Bach concertos", Early Music February 2015, Vol 43 #1. [PDF]
"Get your fresh Telemann here", Early Music May 2016, Vol 44 #2. [PDF]
Authorship and maintenance of the web site (2005-present): articles, recordings, features, videos, audio samples, clarifications of published work related to Bach's keyboard tuning
Collection of 70+ other previously unpublished hymns (1984-present): submitted to the 2018 editorial staff for the Mennonite church's hymnal project
July 2015-present: Regular on-staff reviews for American Record Guide (print only), specializing in harpsichord recordings. Average of eight albums reviewed per issue, and some books. [Items reviewed] - more than 250 reviews through summer 2019

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