WBR w organ pipes smalllWilliam Bradley Roberts is currently Professor of Church Music at Virginia Theological Seminary and Director of Chapel Music.

He received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Houston Baptist University with double majors in Voice and Music Education. He received the degrees Master of Church Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from Southern Seminary (Louisville, Ky.) with an emphasis in Conducting and Voice. His doctoral dissertation is entitled Darius Milhaud, His Life and Choral Works with Biblical Texts: A Conductor’s Study.

Roberts was ordained in the Baptist tradition, and is currently a postulant in the Diocese of Virginia. Prior to his coming to Virginia Seminary, he was an Episcopal church musician for thirty-three years, the most recent position being St. John’s, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. Before coming to St. John’s, he held similar posts in Tucson, Arizona; Newport Beach, California; Louisville, Kentucky; and Houston, Texas.

He has taught on the music faculties of Indiana University Southeast, Southern Seminary, Mars Hills College and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.
Roberts is a composer with works published by Augsburg-Fortress, G.I.A., Hope, Paraclete, St. James Music Press, and Selah. His hymns and other music for worship appear in several volumes including the hymnals of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod and various collections of Church Publishing Inc. He has composed on commissions from a number of schools, churches and individuals.