Gilles Bernard, trombone
Gilles Bernard is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Brass Studies at New Jersey City University (NJCU) and faculty at Manhattan School of Music Pre-college Division. He is principal trombone with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania and was second trombone with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra in Ohio for seventeen seasons. Other performance credits include the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Reading Symphony Orchestra, and The Bach Choir of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania; the Berkshire Opera Company and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Massachusetts; the Connecticut Opera and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. He also performed in the pit of the revival of The King and I and the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City.
Originally from France, he has had the privilege to perform with the National Orchestra of France (Orchestre National de France) under the baton of Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Vaclav Neumann and Lorin Maazel. He has recorded with the League of Composers/ISCM, the National Orchestra of France under Seiji Ozawa, and with the Saint-Thomas Boys Choir in New York City.
Dr. Bernard holds degrees from The Juilliard School (B.M. and M.M.) and Manhattan School of Music (D.M.A.).