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Conductor BRUCE KIESLING has a diverse background, which encompasses conducting, composition, and piano work in both classical and popular genres. Bruce's training includes degrees from The University of Michigan, The North Carolina School of the Arts, and The University of Miami, Florida. Bruce recently completed an eight-year tenure as Resident Conductor for the Greensboro Symphony in North Carolina. While there, he conducted classical and outreach concerts, the Nutcracker, the Gospel Concert, and education concerts for more than a quarter million students. He also appeared regularly with the Carolina Pops. In addition to these duties, he served as Music Director and Conductor of the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, and led them at both the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
Other conducting appearances include the Clarke Chamber Players (which he co-founded), the Carolina Chamber Symphony, the University of Miami Symphony Orchestra, and the Miami Oratorio Society. He has also led the North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra, The Carolina Film Orchestra, The College of William and Mary Symphony Orchestra, the Eastern Music Festival, and All-County Orchestras throughout the Carolinas. In addition, Bruce was the Supervising Music Director for the five-time Emmy award winning political satire troupe, "The News in Revue."
Beginning with the 2009-2010 Season, he will serve as Music Director and Conductor of the Tulare County Symphony in California's central valley. Bruce is also an active composer of theater music and film scores. He has provided music for more than twenty productions in the past two years, including the feature films "Wesley" and "Foresight." His music has also been performed off-Broadway and in cabarets in New York City.