Bruce E. More
B.Mus. (Brit. Col.), M.Mus., M.M.A., D.M.A. (Yale)
MacLaurin Building (Music Wing)
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.