The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has named GABRIEL BRUCE conductor and director of the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra. Bruce will work with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director Geoffrey Robson on the advanced ensemble of the orchestra’s youth programs. Bruce is currently orchestra director at Mills University Studies High School and Mills Middle School in Pulaski County, and previously taught orchestra in the Pine Bluff schools and served as music director of the Pine Bluff Symphony Youth Orchestra. A native Arkansan, Bruce played trumpet at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where he received a Bachelor of Music Education; studied conducting with the Arkansas Symphony’s David Itkin; and formed the Conway Chamber Orchestra, a community ensemble. Bruce received a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Hartt School in Connecticut, and has studied at the Conductors’ Institute at Bard, the Rose City International