Trombone, Euphonium, & Tuba (Precollege)
Gilles Bernard holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music as well as the Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. He holds the positions of Principal Trombone with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (PA) and Second Trombone with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra (OH). In addition, he can be heard playing in stage bands at the Metropolitan Opera and with organizations such as 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.
Dr. Bernard has performed with the National Orchestra of 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. Solo appearances and recitals include the Faculty Concert Series of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, the Mid-Day Concert series and the Women Composers Showcase at NJCU.
His teaching posts have included the Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY and the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and Institute. He is presently Assistant Professor at New Jersey City University. Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1994.