Mark Bruce is a native of Michigan. He studied piano with Samuel Robinson and Katie Heafield at Olivet College. He also studied organ with Paul Humiston at Olivet, and Corliss Arnold at Michigan State University. After several years playing rock and roll and lolling about on the beach in Hawaii, Bruce moved to San Francisco in 1975, and has remained in the Bay Area ever since.

Bruce taught at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as Vocal Coach and Accompanist between 2003 and 2013. Besides working with the distinguished faculty of that school, he has also played in master classes and lessons with Frederica von Stade and Barbara Bonney, as well as participating in NATS workshops and BASOTI (Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute).

He has performed and directed in churches, synagogues and theaters, as well as playing with choruses, chamber groups and orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the Oakland East Bay Orchestra. He is Organist and Choirmaster of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Los Gatos.

Bruce also teaches piano and organ and coaches singers at his studio in San Jose.

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