Department of Music and Theatre

Kimberly Bruder, MA

Studio - Strings
Kimberly is a graduate of California State University, Chico and earned a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree with a certificate in the Suzuki Method. She runs a private studio where she has taught cello and piano for over twenty five years. Kim has also enjoyed managing a local quartet called the Chico Strings that has performed in Butte County since the early 1990s. She had the opportunity to back Jazz musician Chuck Mangione and Motown artist Smokey Robinson. Chico Symphony Orchestra, North State Symphony, and Paradise Symphony Orchestra are among orchestras of which she has been a member. She participated in many Chico Chamber Music Workshops. For several years she was a long-term substitute teacher and taught band and choir in Butte and Glenn County public schools. Being a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California she has coached students in chamber music and has taught classes in the annual summer music academy. Kim enjoys being on the board of directors for the Music Teachers' Association of California and the Paradise Symphony Society. In 2018, she joined the Chico State Music and Theater Department as a lecturer. She began a concert series called the Chico Chamber Music Society in 2019.
Portrait of Kimberly Bruder, MA
Office Hours
Course Instruction
  • MUSC 110E: Strings Studio Instruction
  • MUSC 310E: Strings Studio Instruction
  • MUSC 333: School Instrumental Techniques- Strings