works as a Dallas-based composer/arranger, songwriter, producer, conductor, teacher, trumpet player, and as a featured vocalist in the studio and in a variety of live performance settings. He is also an Artist-In-Residence at White's Chapel UMC, one of the largest United Methodist churches in the world. He graduated from Lawrence University with a BA in Music Performance, summa cum laude, and he earned a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in New York. Comfortable working amid a broad spectrum of musical styles, Bruce brings a unique perspective to projects encompassing a wide variety of musical settings.
As a writer and producer,
his experience is extensive. Through his work for commercial broadcast and corporate productions, he has worked with, produced, and/or written music performed by Sandi Patty, The Dixie Chicks, Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, The Smothers Brothers, Gary Morris, mime artists Shields and Yarnell, and Italian tenor Massimiliano Drapello among others. A host of top production houses and clients have been the beneficiaries of his work, including The Dallas Cowboys, IBM, Sara Lee, Bryan Foods, Symantec, Chevrolet, Texaco, KZLA in Los Angeles, WFAN in New York, KVIL in Dallas, Dick Bartley’s nationally syndicated “American Gold” radio show and BBC Radio 2 in the U.K. The UNC Jazz Press has published several of his award-winning jazz works, including his arrangement of “My Favorite Things”, which won Downbeat Magazine’s “Best Jazz Arrangement” award in 1982. As a songwriter, his tune “Downtown” reached #11 on Billboard Magazine’s Urban Contemporary chart in 1987. He debuted several of his own original Christmas tunes as a featured guest artist with the Louisiana Philharmonic and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestras, and with the renowned Columbus Jazz Orchestra. His song “One Last Lullaby” was released on the album “For the Children”, produced and performed by the award-winning mens’ quartet, Max Q.
As a featured vocal soloist,
he has appeared with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Baton Rouge, Memphis and LSU Symphony Orchestras, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, at the Montruex International Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, on stage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and with acclaimed vocalist Sandi Patti. He has performed globally in large-scale corporate productions. An LSU football audience of ninety-two thousand heard him perform as the headliner for the Veterans’ Day Half-time Extravaganza in renowned Tiger Stadium. He originated the leading role of Ted Wilson in the world premier of Radio! The Musical, and he produced original cast recording, also contributing as an orchestrator and arranger on the album. He was also the co-editor and co-producer for the special DVD edition release of Radio! in 2006.
As a recorded vocalist,
he is heard daily on radio and television stations throughout the world on commercials station IDs and numerous network program themes. National credits include solo spots for PBS Network Television and Miller Brewing Company. 2005 saw the release of his co-authored song, “Christmas Here With You Tonight” on the CD “Christmas Remembered: Bill Grimes and Friends,” featuring Mr. Wermuth as vocal and flugelhorn soloist, and he is a featured vocalist on the song “Holiday Love”, available through iTunes.
As an educator,
Mr. Wermuth was an adjunct faculty member at The University of North Texas, serving as Instructor of Jazz Voice in the acclaimed Jazz Studies Department at the College of Music there. He has also served on the jazz faculty at the University of Memphis and has served as a clinician for The University of North Texas Summer Jazz Vocal Workshops. He now teaches privately at his home studio.
An accomplished trumpet player,
he has been a featured artist in jazz bands and symphony “pops” concerts and has played for numerous artists including Tony Bennett, , Paul Anka, The O’Jays and for late legends Lena Horne, Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Rosemary Clooney and Robert Goblet. He played lead trumpet for the acclaimed Eastman Jazz Ensemble, Studio Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble and served for several years as Principal Trumpet with the White’s Chapel United Methodist Church Orchestra, in Southlake, TX.
As a Conductor,
he currently leads the White’s Chapel United Methodist Church Orchestra, a semi-professional ensemble performing weekly there.
Committed to promoting music within his community, he has also served as Director of the Southlake Community Choir in Southlake, TX.
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