Bruce Hembd

Hello, they call me Bruce.

I am a web developer, professional musician and a co-founder of this web site. I developed this site and work on keeping things running smoothly.

For a period of about 20 years, pursuits in music performance took me around the world. I am currently in Phoenix, Arizona and by day I work as a web developer for a community college.

I play 3rd and acting principal horn in the Arizona Opera Orchestra. I have enjoyed being in the opera and freelancing in Phoenix since 1995.

Listen to Bruce play solos

People, places and things

Bruce held principal horn positions with the Mexico City Philharmonic, Tucson Symphony Orchestra and West Valley Symphony. He was a third hornist in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

He has also performed with the Houston, Phoenix and Chicago Civic symphony orchestras and for 10 years, he was a faculty member at the Bay View Music Festival.

For 5 years he taught in the public school system: general music, wind band and string orchestra.

Bruce has performed in Europe and across America in chamber ensembles, orchestras, shows and solo recitals. He has recorded several commercial projects including a handful of studio recordings for film and television.

He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Arizona State University.

Listen to Bruce play principal horn

Mexico City Philharmonic a.k.a. “Orchestra of the Americas”