Cedric Adderley, D.M.A.

Composer - Conductor - Educator




Cedric Adderley’s music is praised for its beauty, imaginative use of color, and for its ability to communicate powerfully with a broad concert-going public without sacrificing complexity, artistic integrity, or technical finesse.  His compositions for various musical media include works in virtually every idiom from solo piano and chamber music to musical theatre and symphony orchestra with a considerable amount of commissioned works in his catalog.  His educational works are true-to-form teaching pieces and display his exceptional ability of composing quality music for the varied levels of proficiency in young musicians.  In his mature works, he has harnessed the rhythmic energy of the late twentieth century as well as the lush harmonies and vibrant orchestral colors of late Romanticism.