Brunner conducts the University Chorus, Women’s Chorus and Madrigal Singers. He also teaches courses in undergraduate and graduate conducting.

Brunner has been recognized by ASCAP every year since 1997. The New York Times has described him as a “prolific choral writer whose name figures prominently on national repertory lists.”

Brunner has conducted seven concerts of his own works for chorus and orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Last year he conducted choirs from Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and China. This year he conducts in Virginia, Florida, Illinois and Washington with the Northwest Bach Festival Chorus. His consortium of 13 choirs premieres across the United States, Canada and Scotland.