Our Director

Dr. Bruce Borton is artistic director of the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton. He has been Director of Choral Activities at Binghamton University since 1988. He was director of the Binghamton Symphony Chorus from 1988-91, and continues to prepare choral performances for the Binghamton Philharmonic. At the University, Borton teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and choral techniques, choral arranging, voice, and directs the Master of Music in Choral Conducting program. He was Music Department chair from 1998-2004 and also served for 15 years as Director of Graduate Studies in Music.

Before coming to New York, Borton taught at West Georgia College near Atlanta. While living in Georgia, he spent fourteen seasons as a member of and conducting assistant with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus conducted by the late Robert Shaw. Dr. Borton holds degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.

Borton has been actively involved with the arts community in the Triple Cities area since arriving in Binghamton in 1988, serving as a church musician, member of the board of directors of the Tri-Cities Opera from 1998-2004, and before his selection as artistic director, as a board member of the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton. In 2008, he was selected by the Broome County Arts Council as a recipient of the annual “Heart of the Arts” award.

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