Wesley Bradford holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music Composition) from Austin Peay State University, Master of Music (Theory) from the University of Oklahoma, and a PhD in Music Theory from Louisiana State University. At UL Lafayette, Dr. Bradford teaches undergraduate level Music Theory, Form and Analysis, Arranging/Orchestration, and Composition. His graduate level courses include History of Western Music Theory, Analysis of 20th-century Music, and Analysis of Tonal Music. Before coming to Lafayette, Dr. Bradford taught ear training labs and Rudiments of Music at Louisiana State University. He was awarded the Dissertation Year Fellowship for the spring semester of 2016.
Dr. Bradford’s research interests focus on musical meaning and interpretation, including musical narrative, as well as various transformational approaches to analysis. He has presented his research internationally on diverse music, including analyses of pieces by John Cage and C.P.E. Bach. He is a member of both the South Central Society for Music Theory and the national Society for Music Theory.