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Julian David Bryson—Biography


Julian

David

Bryson

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Julian David Bryson—Biography


Julian

David

Bryson

Music provides a perfect opportunity to practice living without the risk of dying.

 

b.1980

Knoxville, TN

 

Curry College

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

 

Founding Member

Triad:  Boston's Choral Collective

 

Julian is Assistant Professor of Fine and Applied Arts at Curry College in Milton, MA and earned his DMA in choral conducting from the University of Kentucky under the guidance of Jefferson Johnson and Lori Hetzel.  His dissertation focused on collectively organized choirs, including Triad: Boston's Choral Collective, of which Julian is a founding member.  

He currently leads Curry's choir and teaches various music and arts electives including Introduction to Fine Arts, Western Classical Music, Music in Film, and Music Theory:  Songwriting.  He recently helped to design and teach an interdisciplinary course for Curry's inaugural First Year Inquiry program entitled Monstrous: Within/Without.  At UK, his responsibilities included teaching courses in choral methods and conducting, serving as assistant conductor for the UK Chorale, Men's Chorus, and Choristers, and accompanying recitals and concerts throughout the School of Music.  

Julian taught musicians at the Randolph School of Huntsville, AL and the Carlisle School of Martinsville, VA, while also accompanying community, regional, and state music events including Alabama and Kentucky All-State Choirs.  He has served as musical director for a range of productions including Carmen, The Mikado, Oliver, Urinetown, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

A commissioned composer and arranger, Julian holds degrees in conducting and composition from the University of Tennessee, studying with David Stutzenberger, Angela Batey, and Kenneth Jacobs. Recent awards and commissions include A Parable of Choices winning the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition, Redemption Mass winning the American Choral Directors Association Brock Memorial Student Composition Competition, and the Florida Vocal Association commissioning Clarion Call for their All-State Men’s Chorus and Concert Band.  Other works have appeared on recitals and concerts across the southeast, winning awards, performances, and commissions from the UK Men's Chorus, College Music Society, Southeastern Composers' League, University of Tennessee, Youth Performing Arts School of Louisville, Catholic Diocese of Lexington Choir Festival, Huntsville Community Chorus Association, First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Roane Choral Society, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, and the Society of Composers.

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Julian David Bryson—Commissions


COMMISSIONS

Julian David Bryson—Commissions


COMMISSIONS

Commissions

 

2016

All Things New (SATB and String Quartet) View the score

Nicholas Nickl Ordination

 

2015

Clarion Call (TTBB and Concert Band)

Florida Vocal and Bandmasters Associations
Men's Chorus and Concert Band

 

2014

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
(2pt. Treble w/descant and Piano)

10th Anniversary Diocese of Lexington Area Choir Concert

...with music... (TTBB and Piano)

Youth Performing Arts School of Louisville Gentelemen's Ensemble
Intercollegiate Male Chorus Festival, New Brunswick, NJ

 

2013

Scene from the Student Prince (TTBB and Piano)
Minstrel Boy (TTBB and Piano)  View the score

 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MEN'S CHORUS

The First Noel
(Multiple Choirs, Soloists, and Instrumental Ensemble)

Combined University of Kentucky Choirs and Orchestra

Auld Lang Syne (SATB and Celtic Band)
One Note Samba (TTBB and Piano)

HUNTSVILLE COMMUNITY CHORUS ASSOCIATION

 

2010 and before

Come, Christians Join to Sing
(Unison/2pt Treble with Piano, C Instrument, and Congas)

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, HUNTSVILLE, AL

Presidential Campaign Songs Medley (SATB and Piano)
The Parting Glass (SATB and Celtic Band)
Rocky Road to Dublin (SATB and Celtic Band)
St. Brendan's Fair Isle (SATB and Celtic Band)
Minstrel Boy (SATB and Piano) View the Score

Huntsville Community Chorus Association

I'm Gonna Sing (SATB, a cappella)

Roane Choral Society

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Awards


AWARDS

Awards


AWARDS

Awards

 

2017 Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition 

A Parable of Choices

 

2011 HUNTSVILLE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL
 

Lacrimas

 

2002 Southeastern Composers League
Undergraduate Award
2001 Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers
First Place Winner

Pressing Instincts (Mallet Percussion Ensemble)

2013 ACDA Brock Memorial Student Composition Competition

Redemption Mass

 

2002 SOutheastern Composers League Conference

 

Masters in This Hall

 

2001 Southeastern Composers League Conference

Never Handle Firearms Carelessly (Mezzo-soprano and Piano)