Student, Cleveland Institute of Music
Marquise Lindsey-Bradley, a clarinetist and native Philadelphian is currently a sophomore at the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studies with Afendi Yusuf. He is also pursuing a minor in Business Administration at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.
While in high school, Marquise was accepted into the Primavera Fund, an organization that financially supports young artists in their musical endeavors. With their support, a career in classical music became possible for him. Bradley's passion for music performance and organizational development led him and his friends, with the help of non-profit organization, Project 440, to establish the Center City Chamber Orchestra an ensemble comprised of, conducted, and administered by students in the Greater Philadelphia area.
An avid speaker on the value of musical literacy and diversity in the arts, Marquise has developed quite the reputation as an advocate in the field. He has appeared as a panelist in the 2019 and 2020 SphinxConnect conference for artists and leaders in diversity, speaking on his experiences with both institutions driven, and student led DEI initiatives.