Keith M. Bradshaw graduated from Brigham Young University in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in music composition and theory and in 1990 with a master's degree in composition. He received his PhD in composition from the University of Minnesota.
Bradshaw was the founder of the music program at Southern Virginia University and served as chair of the division of arts. He served as composer-in-residence with the BYU Singers and in the Minnesota Composer's Forum Church/Synagogue Residency Program. He is currently a faculty member at Southern Utah University, and is the composer-in-residence with the Orchestra of Southern Utah. Bradshaw also directs the Master Singers, an all male chorus in Cedar City, Utah.
He has been awarded a fellowship in composition from the McKnight Foundation, and won the national "Welcome Christmas" Christmas carol contest from the American Composers Forum. Bradshaw was awarded a 1999 and a 2016 LDS Barlow Commission for music composition. He also works as an engraver, orchestrator, arranger, and transcriber, and has had his work published by Oxford, Alfred, and Sounds of Zion.