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.
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.