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Music Director and Conductor of Orchestras

Bruce Topping is recognized throughout the Southland as an accomplished music educator and bassist. He is Director of Orchestras at Valencia High School and Kraemer Middle School in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, where he has taught for thirty-two years. The six orchestras currently directed by Mr. Topping, comprised of over four hundred students, consistently receive honors, and are highly rated at music festivals.
Mr. Topping served for ten years as the Associate Conductor of the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducting many of the Concerts for Fifth Graders at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Chapman University in Music Education.  An active bassist, Mr. Topping has performed professionally in symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, and jazz groups throughout California. He has taught double bass as a part-time faculty member at California State University, Fullerton and has served as bass clinician for the SCSBOA Honor Orchestras, SCSBOA Honor Jazz Ensembles, Orange County Youth Symphony, the Southern California Youth Philharmonic, and Idyllwild Summer Arts Program.  Mr. Topping has guest conducted honor orchestras throughout Southern California. In addition, many of Mr. Topping’s private bass students now perform professionally in symphonies, jazz venues, and studios throughout the United States.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Dr. Issaic Gates, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Gina Aguilar, Director, Student Services (714) 985-8670. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Services (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Melissa Samson, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
Quejas de empleados: Dr. Issaic Gates, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Gina Aguilar, Directora, Educación Secundaria (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Asistente de Superintendente, Servicios Ejecutivos (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Melissa Samson, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101