Department of Music

Patrick Bruce

Patrick Bruce

(334) 844-3200

Patrick Bruce is the guitar instructor, guitar ensemble director, jazz combo director and co-director of Sonic Nation, Auburn’s Commercial Music Ensemble. Mr. Bruce earned his B.A. from Auburn University and his M. Ed. from Troy University. Mr. Bruce has been a full-time professional teacher at Opelika High school for the past 20 years. While at OHS Mr. Bruce created a commercial music ensemble, created a Digital Audio Workspace class, and headed up the guitar department. Mr. Bruce has also held a private teaching studio for the past 25 years and has taught students of all ages. Mr. Bruce plays guitar, electric bass, drums and also sings. Mr. Bruce has been a professional musician in the East Alabama area for 20 years. He has been playing the local bar scene, weddings, private events and corporate events since his return to the Auburn/Opelika area. Mr. Bruce has been a first call guitarist for many theatrical productions and plays guitar for church specials in the area. Mr. Bruce loves making music and believes music is a great connector of people.

“I truly believe that because of music I have been able to meet some of the most beautiful people in the world.”-Patrick Bruce

Last Updated: August 30, 2021