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Artistic Director, Choro in Schola

Dr. Bruce Browne, Artistic Director Dr. Bruce Browne is Emeritus Professor of Choral and Vocal Music at Portland State University. He was Artistic Director and Founder of Choral Cross Ties, Artistic Director of Portland Symphonic Choir, and co-founder of Male Ensemble Northwest. He has been Guest Professor at University of Iowa, Boise State University, Oklahoma State University and abroad at the College of London and the University of Guadalajara.

He has worked closely with Eric Ericson, Frieder Bernius, Robert Shaw, Andrew Parrott, Helmuth Rilling, and James DePreist.

Most recently, Browne has been guest conductor/clinician at All-State Conferences in Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, and Idaho. He also has appeared at University of Washington, North Texas State University, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and several others.

Choirs under his direction have sung by invitation at five National Conventions of ACDA, three of MENC, and one of ISME. His choirs have also appeared as guests of the countries of Greece, Spain, and Estonia, among others.

Browne has served on national committees of National Endowment for the Arts and the American Choral Directors Association, where he was Northwest Regional President for two years. He has recorded on the labels of Freshwater Records, Telarc, Clarion, and Albany Records. In 2000, he was chosen as one of the "Music Educators of the Year" by MENC National.

In 13-14, Browne has engagements as guest conductor with Chor Anno, at Central Washington State and at North Texas State University, and U.T. San Marcos. Later, he will appear as guest director/clinician in Ohio, New York and Rhode Island, among other places. In 2012, he founded Choro in Schola specifically to help high school choral programs where they are most needed.

Recently, Browne was honored with the award from American Choral Directors Association for outstanding Leadership and Service to the Northwest ACDA
in choral music.