Born and raised in Williamsburg, VA, Evan Bruno began his professional music career at the age of 10 when he joined The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums as a fifer. Evan moved to Chicago in 2011 to accept the position of School Conductor with Chicago Children’s Choir. Since then, he has worked with CCC’s Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir and in the fall of 2013, helped open the Englewood Neighborhood Choir. Evan is now the proud conductor of the Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir and in 2019, he opened the Bucktown Neighborhood Choir.
Evan believes that music is a powerful means for all people to reach across cultural, social, and racial barriers. He is devoted to helping singers find in music a powerful force for peace and unity. He considers himself a lifelong learner and is passionate about maintaining a familiarity with new trends, research and quality repertoire. Recently, Evan has worked closely with Ingenuity, Inc. in Chicago to present new research findings on Social Emotional Learning and the Arts; he has presented with Ingenuity at the Kennedy Center for the Arts and at the Grant Funders for Education conference. Evan was also a contributing author for the book “Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings.”
Mr. Bruno holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in choral music education from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. He also holds Level III Kodály Certification from Midwestern State University.