Bruce Kiesling is Assistant Professor of Music at UC Santa Cruz where he conducts the orchestra and opera program, previously leading Die Zauberflöte, Orpheus in the Underworld, The Pirates of Penzance and Dido and Aeneas. Other current appointments include Music Director of the Adrian Symphony in Michigan, the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra here in California, and Artistic Director of the New York State Summer School of the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY. Previous appointments include conducting positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s YOLA Program (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), the Pasadena Symphony, and the Greensboro Symphony. Recent guest conducting include appearances with the Long Beach Symphony, the Pacific Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, the Fresno Philharmonic, the Owensboro Symphony, the San Bernardino Symphony, and the San Luis Obispo Symphony. For three recents summers, Bruce was a guest conductor of the Young Artist Orchestra (BUTI) at the Tanglewood Festival in Massachusetts.