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R. Bruce Dutton

Although absent from Victoria for most of his professional life, Bruce Dutton was raised in Victoria and is a graduate of Victoria High School and the University of Victoria.

After graduating from UVic with an Honours BA in French Language and Literature, Bruce completed three years of graduate work in French Literature at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, and spent one year working on PhD dissertation research in Paris.

Shortly after his return to the US, he began teaching French in a prestigious private girls’ school in the suburbs of Philadelphia where he enjoyed 30 continuous years of  a most satisfying academic career.

Upon retirement, Bruce eagerly returned to Victoria where he participates in the rich musical life of the city, being involved in performance groups and in piano performance. He recently completed service of seven years as Governor on the VCM Board of Governors.

An unapologetically passionate amateur pianist, he is currently studying under the sympathetic guidance of Susan DeBurgh.