Bruce Mansfield

A native of Phoenix, Arizona, conductor and trombonist Bruce Mansfield has performed throughout the world as a U. S. Navy musician since 2001. In addition to teaching at PLNU, he has been actively involved as a music educator serving as the Director of Bands at Anne Arundel Community College from 2011-2014, conductor of the Poulsbo Community Orchestra from 2014-2018, and trombone professor at Phoenix College from 2018-2021, as well as a clinician for bands throughout the United States and Europe.

His Navy assignments have included: Navy Band Southwest San Diego, CA; Navy Band Northwest Silverdale, WA; U.S. Navy Band Washington, D.C.; U.S. Naval Academy Band Annapolis, MD; and Commander Naval Forces Europe/Allied Forces Band Naples, Italy. Mr. Mansfield studied bass trombone with Murray Crewe, Peter Sullivan and Dr. Brad Edwards and conducting with Gary Hill, Dr. Jason Caslor, Anthony Maiello, and Dr. Jeffery Meyer.

Mr. Mansfield holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in trombone performance from Duquesne University, a Master of Music in Conducting from Arizona State University, and is a candidate of Doctoral of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from Arizona State University. In 2015, he was recognized with the Colonel Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands from the J.P. Sousa Foundation for his direction of Navy Band Northwest. Bruce and his wife, Lisa, enjoy traveling, attending concerts, mountain biking, and spending time with their children.

 

Education

  • B.Mus., Instrumental Performance in Trombone, Duquesne University
  • M.Mus., Instrumental Performance in Trombone, Duquesne University
  • M.Mus., Conducting, Arizona State University
  • DMA candidate, Wind Conducting, Arizona State University

 

Experience in Field

  • Director of Bands, Anne Arundel Community College
  • Conductor of the Poulsbo Community Orchestra
  • Trombone professor at Phoenix College
  • Clinician for bands throughout the United States and Europe
  • Navy Band Southwest San Diego, CA
  • Navy Band Northwest Silverdale, WA
  • U.S. Navy Band Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Naval Academy Band Annapolis, MD
  • Commander Naval Forces Europe/Allied Forces Band Naples, Italy

Awards and Honors

  • Colonel Howard Citation of Musical Excellence for Military Concert Bands from the J.P. Sousa Foundation

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