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John Bragle (Interlochen Arts Academy) - Northern Lower Area Representative
JOHN BRAGLE is the conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Choir and Chamber Singers, instructor of voice, and on the choral faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp. He is a cum laude graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor degree in music education and also received a master’s degree in choral conducting from MSU. Previously, he was director of choirs for Williamston Community Schools, where under his direction the program increased significantly in size and prominence within the state of Michigan.
Mr. Bragle has also served as visiting professor of music at Northwest Michigan College, director of the Michigan State University Youth Treble Ensemble, director of the Michigan State University Men’s Glee Club, director of choirs at St. Thomas Church in East Lansing and musical director of the Accafellas; an eight member award-winning ensemble based at Michigan State University. Mr. Bragle maintains an active performing career in concert and recital. His conducting studies have been with Charles Smith, David Rayl and Jonathan Reed, and voice studies with Richard Fracker and Robert Bracey.
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