The Canadian League of Composers

Playwrights Guild of Canada (past)

Canadian Aboriginal Music Award (special jury prize)

Eric Harvie  Award

Composer-in-Residence- Vancouver Bach Choir

Composer-in-Residence -Vancouver Chamber Choir

Composer-in-Residence- Charlottetown Festival- PEI

Finalist- Composer-in-Residence- Canadian Opera Company

Composer-in Residence-Vancouver Playhouse

Hello, and many thanks for taking the time to visit my website.

I graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1975 and have been a part of the arts in Canada, the United States and much further abroad for the past 40 plus years. I continue my work as a composer, musician, arranger, music director, conductor, playwright, artistic director, and record producer.

Here are some things that I am working on right now.

Hail Gaia-A commission from Pauline Le Bel. This work is scored for mixed voices, mezzo-soprano, piano, and cello.

The Five Seasons, a postmodern oratorio, will receive its premiere performances in Vancouver in April 2020. This work was made possible by a generous gift from Haida artist, poet, singer, Robert Davidson and a grant from the Music Division of the Canada Council.

A Road Story-A full-length play commissioned by The Canada Council Creative Writing division. This work is ready for rehearsal.

In September I begin my sixth season as Artistic Director with the Sooke Community Choir (sookecommunitychoir.com). Our winter concerts will be held in Sooke and the Oak Bay United Church in Oak Bay.

Thanks for the visit. Much appreciated.


If you would like to make contact, here’s my email address: bruceruddell123@gmail.com

Image of The Raven  for Beyond Eden designed by Gwaai Edenshaw

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