Company: Meredith College
Location: Cary, North Carolina, United States
Brenda Bruce, NCTM, Faculty at Meredith College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music.
Before starting on her career path, Ms. Bruce earned a Bachelor of Music in education from Central Methodist College in 1964. She then received a Master of Music from New England Conservatory in 1966. Continuing with her education, she took a piano master class with Claude Debussy Conservation from 2000 to 2001. In 1965, she began her career as a member of the faculty with Dana School of Music, where she remained until 1976. From 1977 to 1979, she became a member of the faculty with Campbell University. In 1979, she took the same role with Meredith College, where she remained until 1990. Changing directions in 1989, she became a pianist with SAS Institute, remaining until 2001. Since 2014, she has been the founder and secretary of the Paderewski Festival.
Alongside her career, Ms. Bruce has been on the advisory board of the Capitol Area Community Chorus since 1999. She has also been on the board of directors for the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. As a testament to her success, she received an emerging artist’s grant from the City of Raleigh in 1992 and the United Arts in 1995, a grant from the State Arts Council since 1995, Regional Artist grant from 1999 to 2001 and a NCMTA Grant. She has been inducted as a member of the National Music Teachers Association, National Guild of Piano, Raleigh Piano Teachers Association, where she held the position of vice president, Carey-Apex Piano Teachers Association, where she was a president, Pi Kappa Lambda and Disciples of Christ. Ms. Bruce has also been listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.
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