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Professor Bruce Sellers

bruce sellers
Title: Part-Time Faculty
Adjunct Professor of Music
Phone: 678-717-3787
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Office: Music 119B, Gainesville

Overview

Bruce Sellers grew up in Gainesville, Georgia, and began studying voice at the age of 15. Receiving his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Georgia, he then went on to obtain a master’s degree in voice from the famous School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington. While there he studied with Distinguished Professor of Voice Margaret Harshaw, Marcia Baldwin, and world-famous tenor James King. In addition to appearing in many operas, oratorios, and chamber music concerts in his years there, he also began to develop his affinity for early music by working with specialists from the Early Music Institute. In 1985, Bruce Sellers joined the remarkable Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal ensemble Chanticleer, based in San Francisco, California. He appeared in over 300 concerts with Chanticleer throughout the US and Europe, as well as taking part in many recordings. 

In 1988, he relocated to the Netherlands to study and coach with baritone Max van Egmond. During his subsequent 17 years in Europe he appeared as a frequent soloist with a number of orchestras and conductors, in a wide variety of musical styles. Equally comfortable as an ensemble singer, he participated with a number of vocal ensembles and choirs throughout the Netherlands, accepting, in 1990, a full-time position with the prestigious and renowned Netherlands Chamber Choir, a post he retained until 2005. In over 900 concerts with the choir he toured extensively all over Europe and the world, working regularly with top-ranked conductors and orchestras, as well as participating in over 60 CD recordings, many of these garnering top prizes.

In 2004, Bruce Sellers returned to America in order to embark on a career in teaching, beginning by accepting a position as Visiting Professor of Voice at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. While there he also began to be in demand not only as a soloist, but also as a conductor and clinician. Moving back to Gainesville a few years later, he joined the faculty at the University of North Georgia in 2009, and for two years was the director of vocal and choral music in 2010-2012. At home in a variety of vocal music styles, including musical theatre, he has performed as a soloist in the north Georgia area with the Rome Bach Festival, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Lanier Chamber Singers, and is currently employed as the tenor soloist at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Georgia.

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