Bruce Merley recently served as the General Manager of Howard Schwartz Recording, Inc., New York and is now head of his own consulting business in upstate New York. For the past decade Merley has been a leaderin the audio and video industries, following an equally accomplishedcareer in music, performing and the visual arts.
He has been Chairman of the Board and President of (SPARS). From 1982 until 1991 Merley served as President and General manager of Clinton Recording Studios, in New York City. He left the facility business in 1991 and launched Bryte Ideas, a consulting firm for the professional audio and video industries, where he developed sales and marketing skills programs for both facilities and manufacturers. In the summer of 1992 he joined Music Annex, the San Francisco based audio post-production facility, where as General Manager, he oversaw the management reorganization. Earlier in his career Merley was Vice President of KMC Records Corp, a small custom products record company.
Before any of these commercial ventures, he built an equally impressive track record in the academic arena where as served as Assistant to the Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Curator of the Department of Public Programs for the same organization, Concert Manager for the Yale University School of Music and Concert Manager of Yale’s Summer School of Music and Art. Currently an honorarium faculty member of the University of Colorado at Denver, Merley has been a guest lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley, SUNY at Binghamton, NY and New York University.
A former flutist and conductor, he as been active in serious music organizations though out his career. Merley is a member of the American Symphony Orchestra League, and serves on the advisory board of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.