Conductor of the University Wind Ensemble
Bruce Engel's conducting credits include appearances with the Goldman Band and the New Jersey Pops. Internationally, he has conducted in Italy, Spain, Austria, France, and China. Presently Mr. Engel is Music Director of the Brooklyn Brass and the New York Herald Trumpets, and is Director of Music at St. Anthony's High School. After his studies in trumpet and conducting at Juilliard, Mr. Engel was granted fellowships to perform at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the National Orchestral Association, and the Festivals of Two Worlds in Spoleto. He has performed as principal trumpet of the New York City Symphony, the Stanford Symphony, the New Jersey Pops, and the Goldman Band. Mr. Engel has also performed as a soloist with the Queens Symphony, the Cathedral Symphony, the Broadway Show" Rags", and at St. Patricks Cathedral. As a free-lance musician, Mr. Engel has appeared with the Bolshoi and Metropolitan Operas, the American Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, the New York Pops, the Winnipeg and Stuttgart Ballets, and the New York Philharmonic. In addition to directing the wind ensemble at Stony Brook, Mr. Engel appears nationally as a conducting clinician.