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Richard B. Brunson, DMA

708 S Peach Ave

Marshfield, WI 54449

(715) 207-6337

(702) 285-8511 mobile

Professional info

Dr. Richard Brunson currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin - Marshfield/Wood County campus where he conducts the Marshfield Symphony Orchestra, Marshfield Symphonic Band, the Concert Choir and teaches Freshman/Sophomore theory core classes, History of Rock and Music Appreciation.  He also serves on the board of the Chestnut Center for the Arts.

Work experience

Assistant Professor of Music, University of Wisconsin - Marshfield/Wood County, Marshfield, WI

2011 - present


Arranging and Composition

Music Librarian

Finale music notation software

Using technology in music education

Duties include:  Music Director of the Marshfield Symphony Orchestra, Marshfield Symphonic Band and the UW - M/WC Concert Choir, teaching Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music Appreciation, and Undergraduate Conducting.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT

2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2011


2010 - present

Duties included:  teaching Music Appreciation, conducting the Taylorsville Symphony Orchestra

Music Director and Conductor, Desert Spring Arts, Summerlin, NV

2007 - 2009

2010 - present

Conductor of the Desert Spring Arts Orchestra and Choir.  Presentation of 3-4 concerts per season. 

Founder and Music Director, Taylorsville Symphony Orchestra, Taylorsville, UT

2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2011

The Taylorsville Symphony Orchestra began in 2004 as a community  arts outreach organization for the City of Taylorsville, UT.  It quickly grew in size and musicianship.  Salt Lake Community College approached the orchestra to request that its music students who wanted orchestral playing experience be allowed to be a part of the ensemble for credit.  That partnership has proved fruitful for both the College and the orchestra.

Instrumental Music Teacher, Jordan School District, Sandy, UT

1998 - 2005

Director of Instrumental Music, Alta High School, Sandy, UT.  Duties included:  directing the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pep Band, teaching AP Music Theory, group guitar


University of Nevada - Las Vegas

2006 - 2009

D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting

Conducting study with Taras Krysa (orchestra), and Tad Suzuki (wind band). French horn study with Bill Bernatis (Principal horn, Las Vegas Philharmonic & section horn, Chataqua Festival Orchestra.  Graduate assistant, Orchestra and Adjunct Faculty, History of Rock. 

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

B.M. Music Education, History minor, 1995

M.M. Orchestra Conducting, 1997

French horn study with Laurence Lowe, Conducting study with Dr. Clyn Barrus.  Adjunct Faculty, Ear Training.  Conductor, University Orchestra.

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