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Steven Bryant

Biography

Steven Bryant (b. 1972, Little Rock, Ark.) is an American composer and conductor

Steven studied composition with John Corigliano at The Juilliard School, Cindy McTee at the University of North Texas, and William Francis McBeth at Ouachita University. The son of a professional trumpeter and music educator, he strongly values music education, and his creative output includes a number of works for young and developing musicians.

Bryant offers a varied catalog, including works for wind ensemble, orchestra, electronic and electro-acoustic creations, chamber music, and music for the web. He is particularly known the wind ensemble world for Ecstatic Waters and his monumental 2019 work, The Automatic Earth. Recent works include a Concerto for Alto Saxophone for Joseph Lulloff and the Michigan State University Wind Symphony (winner of the 2014 American Bandmasters Sousa Ostwald Award), and a Concerto for Trombone for Joseph Alessi and the Dallas Wind Symphony. Other commissions have come from the Gaudete Brass Quintet (Chicago), cellist Caroline Stinson (Lark Quartet), pianist Pamela Mia Paul, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet (funded by the American Composers Jerome Composers Commissioning Program), the University of Texas – Austin Wind Ensemble, the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, the Japanese Wind Ensemble Conductors Conference, and the Calgary Stampede Band, as well as many others.

Steven trained for one summer in the mid-1980s as a break-dancer, was the 1987 1/10 scale radio-controlled car racing Arkansas state champion, and has a Bacon Number of 1. He was also Distinguished Visiting Professor of Composition at the University of North Carolina Greensboro for the 2014-2015 academic year. He resides in Durham, N.C., with his wife, conductor Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant.


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Adaptable Music


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References

  • Acklin, Amy I. "The Machine Awakes." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 285-291. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Bryant, Stephen "Dusk." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 339-343. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Clemmer, David. "The Marbled Midnight Mile." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 496-503. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
  • Cross, Travis J. "Concerto for Wind Ensemble." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 884-863. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Desjardins, Kelly. "Nothing Gold Can Stay." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 761-767. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Franzblau, Robert H. "Anthem." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 469-482. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Leyva, Jesse. "Ecstatic Fanfare." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 549-555. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
  • McCutchen, Mathew G. (2009) An Examination of the History and Winning Pieces of the National Band Association's Composition Contest: 1977-2008. Florida State University, Doctoral Dissertation.
  • Meunier, Robert. "In This Broad Earth." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 566-572. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Salzman, Timothy, editor. (2012) A Composer's Insight. Volume 5. Galesville, Md.: Meredith Music Publications. pp. 43–57.
  • Steven Bryant website
  • Whitlock, Mark. "Interruption Overture." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 215-224. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.