345 Ryder Hall

Brad Hatfield, MM

Assistant Academic Specialist, Music Industry, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Supervision, and Music Industry Negotation

Brad Hatfield is an Emmy® Award winning songwriter and versatile keyboardist with thirty-five years of professional experience.  He began performing with the Boston Pops in 1990 under John Williams and has also appeared on several recordings and TV broadcasts with conductor Keith Lockhart.

His songs have been featured in movies such as Borat, Iron Man 2, Analyze This, as well as hundreds of TV shows including CSI, The Sopranos, Rescue Me, Friends, and ER.  Brad became co-composer of the FX Network series Rescue Me starring Denis Leary in 2009 and continues to place his songs into network TV series and feature films.

Brad has developed courses in Music Supervision and Songwriting at Northeastern University that are based on his many years of professional writing, performance and production experience.  These courses are designed to put students in real-life writing, business, and production scenarios that will help prepare them for work in both their co-ops, as well as their future careers. He is course author and instructor for two Berklee Online courses serving the global community – Songwriting for Film & TV and Music Supervision. Brad received the 2012 UPCEA award for best online course for his Music Supervision course, and the 2014 UPCEA award for Excellence in Teaching.

Brad attended Berklee College of Music where he studied piano performance and film scoring. He served on the faculty at Berklee in the early 1990s and recently has returned periodically to teach in Berklee’s Songwriting Department. He received his graduate degree in management from Cambridge College.

More info including a discography, Film/TV credits, and an expanded bio can be found at www.bradhatfield.com

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