photo credit: Chelsie Starley

photo credit: Chelsie Starley

Bronson Foster is a versatile conductor who is reimagining the pathway of classical music for today. He is dedicated to the advancement of new music and developing the 21st century musician through his work with organizations that exist in both live performance and digital spaces. Bronson works to build bridges through cross-discipline partnerships and creative placemaking to bring siloed arts and non-arts groups together in the pursuit of expanding boundaries. His approach is deeply rooted in his position that the futures of traditional classical and new music depend on active community building and broadening sustainability in the arts. A diverse and inclusive classical music scene is paramount to achieving these goals and is a central component of his creativity.

Conducting positions and highlights have included Resident Conductor with the NEXTET Ensemble, Apprentice Conductor with the UNLV Orchestras, as well as Resident Conductor with the internationally-renowned Erick Hawkins Dance Company in a revival project of an Erick Hawkins commission, Plains Daybreak by Alan Hovhaness. Bronson also served as a Rehearsal Assistant to the conductors of the Las Vegas Philharmonic for five concert seasons. A bassoonist, he actively performs as a solo, chamber, and large-ensemble musician, and most recently performed at the Festival des Anches d’Azur in La Croix-Valmer, France.

Trained at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in the UNLV School of Music, Bronson earned his Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance. His principal teachers are Dr. Janis McKay and Taras Krysa. He is currently pursuing graduate school opportunities. Bronson also works with the arts-amplifying nonprofit Live Music Project as Lead Calendar Editor. In tandem with music, Bronson can be found traveling, engaging on Twitter (@BronsonFoster), and enjoying a soul-satisfying cup of coffee – all while living in the wonderful city of Seattle.

 
 

 

Bio updated September 2018. Press kit materials available for download.

 
photo credit: Chelsie Starley

photo credit: Chelsie Starley

... he has a musicality that far exceeds his years, and his understanding of form, structure, and musical line is intuitive and deep...

... a musician through and through, with a commanding skill on the podium.
— Bryan Curt Kostors, composer
His presence on the podium was that of a mature conductor, with a concise conception of his interpretation of the work, which he then quickly related to the members of the orchestra.
— Kelly Richardson, violinist
His conducting language is deep and expressive, and he exhibits a great understanding of not only the structure and form of a piece, but also its musical intent.
— Daniel Werth, composer