An American Composer
Ellingboe is an award winning composer and arranger of choral music, with over 150 pieces in print. His works have been heard across the United States, Europe and Asia. He has won annual awards in composition from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. For his work on making the music of Norway better known among English-speaking singers, Ellingboe was awarded The Medal of Saint Olav by His Majesty, King Harald of Norway, in 1994.
As a teacher, the University of New Mexico Alumni Association named him Faculty of the Year in 2008. Bradley Ellingboe was on the faculty of the University of New Mexico for 30 years, retiring in 2015 as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. He is a graduate of Saint Olaf College and the Eastman School of Music and has done further study at the Aspen Music Festival, the Bach Aria Festival, the University of Oslo and the Vatican.