B i o g r a p h y
Richard B. Brunson, D.M.A. has held conducting positions in Utah, Nevada and Wisconsin, and has guest conducted in Nevada, Utah and London, England.
Richard has a reputation as a program and ensemble builder. He was the founding conductor and Music Director of the Taylorsville Orchestra (Taylorsville, UT) (2004 - 2006 and 2009 - 2011), and directed of the Desert Spring Arts Orchestra and Choir (Summerlin, NV) from (2007 - 2009). During his tenure, each organization grew in size and artistry.
Richard currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin - Marshfield/Wood County, where he directs the Chamber Choir, the Marshfield Symphony Orchestra and the Marshfield Symphonic Band, and he teaches undergraduate theory, ear training, music appreciation and conducting.
Additionally, as a French hornist, Richard maintains a private teaching studio in the Marshfield area and has performed as a member of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra and in chamber settings in the area.
His high school groups consistently received superior festival ratings, and he is proud of many former students who now make their living as music educators.
In his spare time, Richard enjoys reading, cycling and spending time with his family.