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Kiesling to Compose Film Score

Posted by Administrator (samuel) on May 29 2008
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Bruce Kiesling Film composer and symphony conductor BRUCE KIESLING has been signed to compose and conduct the musical score for the feature film Wesley.  Kiesling, whose composing work cover many genres, has a special background in 18th century music and will be using some of the original hymn tunes that were used in early Methodist meetings as the basis for themes in the score.

A versatile film composer, Kiesling has a diverse background which encompasses conducting, harpsichord performance, theater and piano work in both classical and popular genres.  He serves as resident conductor of the Greensboro Symphony.

"We're excited to have Bruce on board with the film," said director John Jackman.  "The musical score is tremendously important in any film, but in this film it is critical due to the Wesley brothers' contribution to congregational singing.  We think his broad talents will bring a lot to the mood and motion of the film."

Originally from Canton, Ohio, Kiesling received his undergraduate degree and Masters in Conducting from the University of Michigan School of Music. While there, he conducted many theatrical productions, served as Director of Choral Activities for the Residential College, and was Assistant Conductor of the internationally acclaimed University of Michigan Men's Glee Club.

Kiesling received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Miami, Florida, where he was awarded the highly competitive University Fellowship. While in Miami, he served as Artistic Director of the Miami Oratorio Society, Associate Conductor of the University of Miami Symphony Orchestra and co-founder and conductor of the Clarke Chamber Players.   He also serves as Music Director for the NC Youth Symphony, and has conducted concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and at Carnegie Hall in New York.

He has recently completed his Masters in Film Composition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, studying under veteran film composer David McHugh.

Last changed: May 29 2008 at 2:38 PM

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