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Andrew Bruhn is a versatile musician who has worked as a professional choral conductor, educator, composer, and trumpeter. He is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at the middle school and high school level and worked as a church musician for several years. His school choirs regularly received superior ratings in organizational contests and have been a featured performer at the Illinois Music Education Conference.

Bruhn spent two years as the director of the Luther Seminary Choir and Luther Brass in St. Paul, MN. He received his Master of Sacred Music degree in choral conducting from Luther Seminary and St. Olaf College and a BM in Trumpet Performance from Wheaton College. He has studied composition with David Cherwien and Alice Parker, and his music is published by many major publishers.

He won the 2017 Illinois American Choral Directors Association Composition Contest and was a semi-finalist for The American Prize in Choral Composition in 2019, a finalist in 2020, and a 2020 finalist for the Philip Stopford Composition Contest. He loves spending time with his musical wife, Lydia, their two daughters, and golden retriever.


I Sing the Birth Was Born TonightVoicing: SSATTB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 2:45  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Ben Jonson  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Christmas  Descriptive Terms: Beauty, Wonder  First Performance: Nov 30, 2018: St. Charles Singers, Jeff Hunt, Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, St. Charles, IL Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 935/936~2019-Q2)
It’s Up to YouVoicing: SSAATTB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Unknown  Language: English  Descriptive Terms: Hope, Inspiration  First Performance: Apr 03, 2020: A Cappella, virtual choir Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 935/1098~2020-Q2)
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