Ralph Brodt, III Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

‌Low Brass

Ralph E. Brodt, III is an artist-lecturer of trombone and low brass at Moravian College and Muhlenberg College.  He has been an instructor of music for over 40 years.   A graduate of Moravian College, he had studied with Dr. Henry Schmidt, Donald Spieth, and Richard Schantz.   Nazareth Music Center, a family owned store is where Ralph spends a majority of his time in instrument sales/repairs, and privately teaching low brass students.   Prior to that, he was the Director of Music at Allentown Central Catholic High School.  Ralph proudly served as a captain in the USMC.  He had the honor of conducting the Basic School’s Men’s Chorus and performing at the National Cathedral in Washington.  Ralph performs with many area orchestras, including the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, PA Sinfonia, Allentown Symphony, Bach Festival Orchestra, and Lehigh University.  Ralph has played for legendary performers such as Bobby Vinton, Don Rickles, Marilyn Horn, Barbara Cook, and Monica Mancini.  He has been honored to share the stage with his talented peers at Moravian, as well as musicians such as Ken Brader, Rick Braun, Bob Grausso, and Bill Watrous.  Ralph performs with many various small ensembles, concert bands, and big bands throughout the Lehigh Valley.  He performs with professional pit orchestras for colleges and theatre groups throughout the Valley, and also conducts orchestras for local high schools productions.  Since it resurrection 22 years ago, Ralph has conducted the Nazareth Area Community Band, one of the area's oldest community bands.  In his leisure time, Ralph enjoys arranging music, performing with his family quartet, home improvement projects, spending time with his canine companion, and traveling with his wife.