In-School and Neighborhood Conductor - Chicago Children's Choir
Born and raised in Williamsburg, VA, Evan Bruno began his
professional music career at the age of 10 when he joined The Colonial
Williamsburg Fifes and Drums as a fifer. He holds a Master of Arts in
Teaching and a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in choral music
education from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. He
also holds Level III Kodály Certification from Midwestern State
University. Mr. Bruno will join the faculty at the Kodály Teacher
Institute at Midwestern State University in 2015 when he will teach
conducting and ensemble.
Evan moved to Chicago in 2011 to accept the position of In-School
Conductor with Chicago Children’s Choir. Since then, he has worked with
CCC's Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir and in the fall of 2013, helped open
the Englewood Neighborhood Choir. He assumed leadership of the Lincoln
Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir in the fall of 2014.
In addition to his position with CCC, Mr. Bruno is Director of Music
Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn,IL, where he
conducts the Chancel Choir and serves as Worship Leader for the
Contemporary Ensemble. In addition, he taught general music for Chicago
Public Schools at the STEM Magnet Academy.
Evan believes that music is a means for all people to reach across
cultural, social, and racial barriers. He is devoted to helping singers
find in music a powerful force for peace and unity. He considers himself
a lifelong learner and is passionate about maintaining a familiarity
with new trends, research, and quality repertoire. He is a member of the
American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for
Music Education, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.