BRUCE PEARSON is a world-renowned music educator, author, composer, clinician and conductor.
Dr. Pearson is well-known as a composer of many widely performed compositions for concert band and jazz ensemble. He has led clinics in all fifty of the United States and has been guest conductor and clinician, by invitation, of countries throughout the Pacific Rim, the Orient, Europe, and the Canadian provinces.
Bruce Pearson has taught at the elementary, junior high, high school, and college levels for over forty years. Twice nominated for the prestigious Excellence in Education Award, he was recognized as “most outstanding in the field of music” for the state of Minnesota. In December, 1998, Dr. Pearson, “in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music education,” was awarded the prestigious Midwest International Clinic Band and Orchestra Conference Medal of Honor. In 2001, he was awarded St. Cloud State University’s Distinguished Service To Music Award “in appreciation for lifelong contribution to music and music education”. In 2007, Dr. Pearson received St. Cloud State University’s “Distinguished Alumni Award.” That same year he was recognized as the first Patron for the Maryborough Conference in Queensland, Australia. The American School Band Directors Association conferred on Dr. Pearson the 2014 Edwin Franko Goldman Award “as a symbol of high esteem and respect, and as a measure of appreciation and gratitude for outstanding personal contributions to the school band movement. Additionally, Dr. Pearson was selected as a recipient of the 2017 University of Northern Colorado's Honored Alumni Award.
Bruce Pearson served as the Interim Worship Pastor and orchestra director at Scottsdale Bible Church in Scottsdale, Arizona and has directed the Phoenix Praise Symphony.
Dr. Pearson continues to serve as a guest lecturer, clinician, and conductor in addition to his work as a composer, arranger, and author.
God placed in my heart His desire that I start the Twin Cities Praise Symphony to bring musical and spiritual blessings to the audiences and musicians of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.