After playing the cello for a year as a child, Bruce Wittrig began serious musical study with viola lessons at age 12. At 19, he turned to violin. In addition to his symphony duties, Wittrig enjoys chamber music and serves as Music Director at his church, Bethany Presbyterian in Uptown. His wife, Mary Alice, formerly with the Dallas Opera, is now a violin teacher as well as a published and award-winning composer of songs and music for students. They have a multi-talented daughter, Melanie.