Bruce Bodden grew up in Seattle where he studied with Dorothy Bjarnason. He studied with Bonita Boyd at the Eastman School of Music and with Leone Buyse during graduate studies at Boston University. Bruce has been Principal Flutist of the Spokane Symphony since 1990 and has appeared as soloist with the Symphony on several occasions. He often performs in local chamber music ensembles. He spends his summers as principal flutist of the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra, and is on the music faculty of Eastern Washington University.