French native Gilles Bernard is Assistant Professor of Music at
New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ, and faculty at Manhattan School of Music Pre-college Division (NYC).
He graduated from the Juilliard School (BM, MM) and from the Manhattan School of Music (DMA). He holds the position
of principal trombone with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (PA) and second trombone with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra
(OH). An active freelance artist, he performs with organizations such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Albany Symphony,
the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (NY), the Harrisburg Symphony (PA), the Hartford Symphony, the Connecticut Opera (CT),
and the Berkshire Opera (MA). He appeared in solo performances and recitals on the Faculty Concert
Series of Manhattan School of Music Pre-college Division and the Mid-Day Concert series and Women Composers Showcase at New
Jersey City University. He has recorded with the Orchestre National de France under Seiji Ozawa for Deutsche
Grammophon label, the League of Composers/ISCM, the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, and The Choir of Saint-Thomas Church (NYC).
Allentown Symphony Orchestra
New Jersey City University
Manhattan School of Music Pre-college Division
The Ridgewood Conservatory