Bruce has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival since 2004. He is principal double bass with the Monterey Symphony and a member of the Symphony of Silicon Valley. His past affiliations include Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Sacramento Symphony, and as principal bass of the Portland (ME) Symphony. He freelances with every major ensemble in the San Francisco Bay area and teaches at Santa Clara, San Jose State, and Stanford universities. Bruce collects and restores antique basses and currently performs on an Andrew Hyde, Northampton, MA, c.1900 double bass, and on a Nanur Bruckner, Pest, Hungary c. 1890 double bass.