Bruce Coppock served twice as president & managing director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, a position in which he served both as the artistic and executive leader of the organization for nearly 12 years. He retired from the SPCO at the end of 2015. Prior to Saint Paul, Coppock served as the founding director of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Leadership Academy, and as deputy director of Carnegie Hall, where he oversaw the early planning for the creation and programming of Zankel Hall. As executive director of the Saint Louis Symphony from 1992-1997, Coppock pursued a broad-based community engagement strategy, including the merger of the Symphony with the community school and the development of comprehensive community engagement programs. Since 1990, Coppock has been extremely active at the national level, leading several orchestra industry task forces, consulting widely and serving on national media committees. Coppock has also been active as a Board member, at the Harlem Boys Choir, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Curtis Institute of Music Board of Overseers. Coppock earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in cello from the New England Conservatory, where he was a student of David Soyer and Laurence Lesser.

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