Bryan relocated to Austin, Texas from Cleveland, Ohio. While living in Ohio, he played flute regularly with jazz, bluegrass, and chamber groups. He served as Instructor of Flute and Jazz Improvisation at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. He has played on classical programs for the Greater Cleveland Flute Society in Cleveland and Chicago, regular solo and chamber recitals, and concerts for the Cleveland Composers Guild which have also be broadcast on Cleveland’s WCLV public radio. In addition to performing classically, Bryan also performs in jazz and improvised music settings playing standards and original compositions and arrangements.
As a composer, his compositions include jazz charts for small groups and big band, works for solo instruments and mixed chamber ensembles, and pieces for flute ensembles. In August 2011, his composition, The Ascent, was performed by the National Flute Association’s Jazz Flute Big Band. Bryan had the honor of directing the ensemble for this performance.
Currently, Bryan teaches flute and music theory in Austin and at the Clavier-Werke School of Music in West Lake Hills. He has performed and recorded several groups and individuals in around Cleveland and Austin. He studied flute, jazz, and composition at Mercyhurst College (BM) and Youngstown State University (MM).
Bryan has several exciting projects that he is putting together in Austin. He is collaborating with a number of musicians and putting groups together to play original music. Bryan also performs with oboist, Sarah Bates, and flutist, Danielle Frabutt, in their woodwind trio, Brier Hill Revisited. BHR performs a variety of originals and arrangements for its unique instrumentation.