OC Board Member | President, Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra
Bruce Craig has a life-long interest in music performance. At present, he is President of the Prince Edward Island Symphony Society where he oversees the operations of the PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO). In 2013, he and his spouse, Patricia, became the founding donors of the Accelerando Classical Music Performance Fund at the Confederation Centre of the Arts Foundation in Charlottetown, PEI which supports classical music appreciation and performance.
Born into a musical family in Los Angeles, California, Bruce obtained intensive performance training at the California Institute for the Arts where he was a member of the youth program. For years he performed as principal horn and as a section member with a variety of community symphonies; he also was an active member of the Los Angeles Horn Society. Bruce possesses a doctorate in American History (speciality in history of espionage) and maintains academic affiliations with UPEI and the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton). During his work career he served in a variety of management positions with the U.S. National Park Service though he spent most of his working career as executive director of several history and national park related non-profit organizations. Just prior to moving to PEI he was the Washington representative for the American history and archival professions where he gained a reputation as an especially effective non-profit sector lobbyist. He has served as an officer on a number of non-profit boards, including an eight-year stint as president of the Conservation Preservation Federation of America.