Celebrating and Cultivating Young Minnesota Musicians
The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation seeks to honor the memory of percussionist Bradley E. Rozman by reaching out to support young musicians in Minnesota. We specifically seek to assist youth, college students and young professional musicians.
For three years in a row, we have contributed to Music Resource Center-Duluth (Brad lived/played in Duluth in his final years).
We've given scholarships to 14 high school students in rural Northeastern Minnesota (where Brad grew up). Learn about our scholarship recipients.
We've contributed to a visiting artist fund at St. Cloud State University (Brad’s alma mater). Our donation was used to bring in some top-notch guest performers for the day of percussion.
Who was Brad?
Bradley E. Rozman lived for music. He used it to create beauty and meaning—enriching his own life and the lives of those around him. He discovered a love for drumming at a young age and pursued this passion with vigor for the rest of his life. After finishing his graduate studies in percussion performance, Brad was active in the Duluth area music scene, most notably as the drummer for both High Volt Rustler and Equal Xchange. Brad’s life was cut short in May 2009 when he died unexpectedly of a seizure. His drumming is immortalized in the bands’ newest record releases.
How can you help?
Brad believed in the power and importance of music in our lives and communities. We share his belief and commitment, and our goal is to develop and improve opportunities for area musicians. Become a friend of Brad and a friend to local music by supporting our efforts.
All contributions are appreciated. We're a small nonprofit that operates on a shoestring budget, so we also welcome donations of time and talent. Please get in touch if you're interested in volunteering. Contact us at info at bradfest dot org, www.friendsofbrad.org.