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 Bragle is the conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Choir and Chamber Singers and Instructor of Voice at Interlochen Arts Academy. He is also the director of the World Youth Honors Choir and Festival Choir at Interlochen Arts Camp.
Choirs under Bragle’s 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 DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids. He regularly serves as a clinician and adjudicator, working with a wide range of ensembles and singers around the country. Bragle’s former students gone on to study in major conservatories and schools of music in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.
A tenor, Bragle is an active concert and recital performer of a wide variety of repertoire. His special interests include contemporary music, German lieder, and the art songs of Gerald Finzi.
Bragle graduated cum laude from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. He also received his master's degree in Choral Conducting from MSU. His conducting studies have been with Charles Smith, David Rayl, and Jonathan Reed, and voice studies with Richard Fracker and Robert Bracey.