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Music educator

Bruce Van Olson, music educator. Recipient J. Robert Hanson Music award, Concordia College, 1983. Orchestra director LaCrescenta (California) Baptist Church, 1986—1988, Reedley Mennonite Brotherhood, 1990—1992, Meadow Creek Church, Andover, Minnesota, since 2002; Member of Minnesota Band Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Minnesota Music Educators Association.

Background

Olson, Bruce Van was born on March 23, 1961 in Minneapolis. Son of Carl V. and Sandra L. Olson.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1983. Master of Music, California State University, Northridge, 1988.

Career

Band director Dinnba (California) Public Schools, 1983—1986, Cutler-Orosi Unified Schools, Orosi, 1989—1992, Burnsville (Minnesota) High School, 1994—1996, Anoka High School, 1996—2002, Blaine High School, since 2002. Trumpet Disneyland, Anaheim, California, 1983, Northern Symphony Orchestra, Anoka, Minnesota, since 2002. Director Continent Singers and Orchestra, Ventura, California, 1986—1991.

Membership

Orchestra director LaCrescenta (California) Baptist Church, 1986—1988, Reedley Mennonite Brotherhood, 1990—1992, Meadow Creek Church, Andover, Minnesota, since 2002. Member of Minnesota Band Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Minnesota Music Educators Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Boating, camping, fishing, reading.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Louise Guidry, October 20, 1989. Children: Grant, Luke.

father:
Carl V.

mother:
Sandra L. Olson

spouse:
Elizabeth Louise Guidry

child:
Grant Olson

child:
Luke Olson