Choral Conductor, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp; Conductor, World Youth Honors Choir, Interlochen Arts Camp
M.M., Choral Conducting, Michigan State University; B.M.E, Vocal Music Education, Michigan State University
John Bragleis the conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Choir and Chamber Singers, instructor of voice, and is also the director of the World Youth Honors Choir and Festival Choir at Interlochen Arts Camp. Choirs under his direction have performed in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C., Detroit’s Orchestra Hall, the Harris Theater in Chicago, and DeVosHall in Grand Rapids. He is a cum laude graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor degree in Music Education and also received a master's degree in Choral Conducting from MSU. He regularly serves as a clinician and adjudicator, working with a wide range of ensembles and singers around the country. A tenor, Bragle is an active performer of a wide variety of repertoire in concert and recital, Bragle's special interests include contemporary music, German Lieder, and the art songs of Gerald Finzi. Since joining the faculty at Interlochen in 2008, his former students gone on to study in major conservatories and schools of music in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. His conducting studies have been with Charles Smith, David Rayl and Jonathan Reed, and voice studies with Richard Fracker and Robert Bracey.