Julian David Bryson is Director of Choral Activities at Jacksonville University (FL) and a founding member of Triad: Boston’s Choral Collective. In addition to directing three choral ensembles, he teaches courses in conducting, music appreciation, and musical theatre. He earned a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky, writing his dissertation on collectively organized choral ensembles. Previously, Julian taught musicians at the Randolph School of Huntsville, AL and Carlisle School of Martinsville, VA, also accompanying community, regional, and state music events including Alabama and Kentucky All-State Choirs.
A commissioned composer and arranger, Julian holds degrees in conducting and composition from the University of Tennessee. His The Field (ubi caritas) won third place from the American Prize, while A Parable of Choices won the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition. Redemption Mass won the American Choral Directors Association Brock Memorial Student Composition Competition, and the Florida Vocal Association commissioned Clarion Call for their All-State Men’s Chorus and Concert Band. Other works have appeared on recitals and concerts across the country, winning multiple awards, performances, and commissions. His works are published via Music Spoke and www.JulianBryson.com.