Bruce E. More

Bruce  E. More
Professor Emeritus

BMus (UBC), MMus, MMA, DMA (Yale)

Area of expertise

Conducting, Music Theory, University Chamber Singers (Conducting)

Brief Biography

An internationally acclaimed choral conductor, Bruce More has for 35 years been a major contributor to the musical life of Victoria. While studying for his Doctorate in Voice Performance and Conducting at Yale University in the late 60s, he conducted the first Yale University Women's Chorus in addition to 4 other ensembles. In 1968/69 he was a visiting guest conductor at Vassar College. Returning to his native B.C. in 1970, he founded the Music Department of Malaspina College and the summer choral programme of the Courtenay Youth Music Camp. Following his appointment to the School of Music at the University of Victoria in 1973 he was founding President of the Vancouver Island Opera Society (now Pacific Opera). For 16 years, he conducted the Victoria Choral Society, with whom he frequently guest conducted the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. He was President of the UVic Faculty Association for 3 years and from 1991-1993 represented university faculty from B.C. to the Provincial and Federal governments as President of CUFA/BC. In 1994 he founded the 70 voice Prima Choir, a UVic ensemble and since 1973 has conducted the UVic Chamber Singers throughout the world (138 cities in 33 countries). In 2006 he received the Herbert Drost award for his lifetime service to choral music in BC.