Bradley Kerns joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2011. As a soloist, chamber musician, and educator Brad has performed and taught across the globe at events such as the American Trombone Workshop, the Brass in Autumn Festival in St. Petersburg-Russia, the DIA T Festival in Recife-Brazil, the Great American Brass Band Festival, the International Trombone Festival, the Inner Mongolia Art College, the International Women's Brass Conference, the Jazz Education Network Conference, the Projecto Bone Festival in Sao Paulo-Brazil, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Moscow Brass Days, the Taller de Trombone Festival in Panama, as well as multiple Brazilian Trombone Association Conferences.
Brad has been involved in nearly thirty recording projects under multiple recording labels and has performed for programs such as the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), National Geographic, the BBC England, and WRFL Lexington. Professor Kerns received a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Kentucky while studying with Dale Warren and a Master of Music Degree from Boston University while studying with Scott Hartman. Brad is an Edwards Instruments and Pickett Brass Performing Artist.