Professional of the Year - Music Education/Piano

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Brenda S. Bruce

Title: Musician, CEO and Music Teacher
Industry: Music Education
Type of Organization: Music Education
Major Product/Service: Providing music education
Expertise: With over 52 years experience, Ms. Bruce provides private piano lessons to high school students and teaches classical piano. She hosts guest pianists for the Paderewski Piano Festival and performs music at recitals.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Cary, North Carolina
Affiliations: M.T.N.A.
University/Degree: M.A., New England Conservatory of Music, 1966
Born: November 26, 1942, Bertrand, Missouri
Hobbies/Sports: Bicycle riding, cooking
Work History: Ms. Bruce has performed throughout the Southeast, New England and Europe. She has performed with the North Carolina Symphony and given recitals at the North Carolina Museum of Art. In 2013, Ms. Bruce was invited to be an adjudicator in the music festival for the Schools of Music and Speech in Hong Kong. She performed for 12 years as a pianist for two hours daily in the dining room of SAS Institute in Cary, North Carolina.
Honors & Awards: Raleigh Emerging Artists Grant, M.T.N.A.; Individual Artist Grant, M.T.N.A.; Independent Teachers Grant, Music Teachers Grant, M.T.N.A.