Affiliated Artist
Emerson Voice Instructor

Bradford Gleim uses the human voice to create authentic connection. As an artist and mentor, he delves deeply into repertoire spanning six-hundred years, embracing a flexible vocal technique and sometimes unfamiliar approaches in the pursuit of emotionally attuned performances.


Mr. Gleim’s artistic commitment and risk-taking have won him wide recognition. Praised by the Boston Globe for his “voluminous baritone” and “brilliant delivery,” he performs throughout the United States and Europe. On the concert stage he has appeared as soloist with distinguished ensembles, including the Handel and Haydn Society with Harry Christophers, Boston Baroque with Martin Pearlman, Emmanuel Music with Ryan Turner, and the spirited conductorless orchestra A Far Cry. In 2015 Mr. Gleim was featured soloist with Craig Hella Johnson and the renowned choir Conspirare on the Grammy Award-winning album The Sacred Spirit of Russia. He also sings with and serves as Artistic Advisor to the acclaimed ensemble Cut Circle (Jesse Rodin, Director). He has helped Cut Circle find a new sound for Renaissance music that will soon be hearable on an album of songs by Johannes Ockeghem (Musique en Wallonie, forthcoming January 2020).


Bradford Gleim mentors others to discover their embodied voice. Moving fluidly among different vocal techniques and pedagogical traditions, he helps musicians access not only a variety of vocal colors, but also their potential for healing, personal growth, and body awareness. Mr. Gleim guides young singers in the Holden Voice Program at Harvard University, in the Applied Music Program at Brown University, and as Assistant Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music. In his private practice, he offers unique intuitive instruction for vocalists and leads workshops and masterclasses. For more information visit