Bradner, pianist, studied with George Kiorpes at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where she earned her B.M. degree, and Eugene Barban at Winthrop, where she earned her M.M. Bradner is in demand as both a solo performer and a collaborative artist. In October 2007, she performed Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for the Malgrat de Mar International Music Festival in Spain. She has performed in New York City with the New York City Chamber Orchestra, accompanied song recitals at the Spencer Art Gallery in Kansas and at the Cleveland Museum of Art for the touring Belgian art exhibit of "Les XX." She also has performed on American Public Radio.
Recently, Bradner participated in the Society of Composers Regional Conference, performing a composition by Craig Bove, chair of the Music Department at Centra Piedmont Community College (CPCC). She also premiered, in 2006, a two-piano composition by Ronald Parks, winner of the 2004 Aaron Copland Award and Residency and the 2003 South Carolina Music Teachers Association Commission.
Bradner regularly accompanies established singers who have made their careers with the Metrolina Opera, the New York City Opera, and the San Francisco Opera. She has accompanied students in master classes for such notable musicians as Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg and Libby Larsen, and she frequently accompanies aspiring performers in competitions such as the Josef Hoffman International Piano Competition, the Metrolina Opera auditions, and the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition. She has made frequent appearances for charitable organizations like the Symphony Guild of Charlotte and various Friends of Music organizations instrumental in raising awareness of arts in the area.
She teaches piano at Winthrop and serves as a freelance coach/accompanist in the Charlotte, N.C., area. Before joining the Winthrop faculty, she taught theory, class, private piano, and piano ensemble at CPCC in Charlotte.