bcoppockVice President, Warwick, Rhode Island

Bruce Coppock served twice as president & managing director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, a position in which he served both as the artistic and the executive leader of the organization.  Coppock first led the SPCO from 1999 until 2008, when he stepped down due to metastatic cancer of the bile duct.  

After a five-year hiatus during which Coppock focused on medical issues, served a consultant to several orchestras, and served as managing director of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami Residency, Coppock resumed his tenure in Saint Paul in 2013.  He retired from the SPCO at the end of 2015.   

Prior to Saint Paul, Coppock served as the founding director of the League of American Orchestra’s Orchestra Leadership Academy, as deputy director of Carnegie Hall, and as executive director of the Saint Louis Symphony from 1992-1997.  

Coppock has also been active as a Board member, at the Harlem Boys Choir, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and as a member of the Board of Overseers at the Curtis Institute of Music.   Coppock was a professional cellist and teacher in the Boston area from 1970-1990.  

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