Doug Bruestle

Doug Bruestle 480 640 Cincinnati Cathedral
Music Administrator
Doug Bruestle

Doug Bruestle, a native of Cincinnati, is a retired music educator, having taught in two suburban school districts in Southwest Ohio for 35 years. The ‘cello was Doug’s entree into music performance and, along with instrumental conducting, made up the focus of his time in university. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, both with a major in Music Education, were completed at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.

Teaching experience, his first love, runs the gamut from High School marching band and orchestra, to beginning instrumental instruction and, for the final 13 years of his career, elementary classroom instruction. In the non-school hours, time not spent with his family, was mostly dedicated to music performance: A short stint as principal ‘Cellist of the Kamloops Symphony, in British Columbia; Years with regional orchestras such as the Dayton Philharmonic, Hamilton and Middletown Symphonies, and appearances with the Cincinnati Ballet orchestra, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. His two greatest joys in music-making were as music director of a small Methodist church for 18 years, and as band leader for the Fleeting Moments Waltz and Quickstep Orchestra, playing vintage ballroom dance music. Then for the past twenty years, music-making has been mostly singing, both as chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, and as a member of the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus.

Doug’s work as Music Administrator, allows him to work arm in arm with the amazing music staff, and to smooth the way for them by helping with communications, music ordering and preparation, preparing physical rehearsal space and interfacing with Cathedral and guest musicians. He is thrilled to be a part of the Christ Church family.