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. He enjoys a multi-faceted career as an active composer, arranger, and clinician and maintains an active schedule of artistic engagements throughout the United States and abroad. His compositions for various musical media include works in virtually every idiom from chamber music to musical theater and include a considerable amount of commissioned works. Dr. Adderley holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from East Carolina University and both Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in composition from the University of South Carolina. He currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina and serves as the President of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.