Dean of Faculty and Students
Elements of Conducting
Paul Bryan is the dean of faculty and students at the Curtis Institute of Music. He currently serves as director and conductor of Bravo Brass, conductor and music director of Philos Brass, and artistic advisor of the Symphony in C.
Mr. Bryan has conducted performances with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia wind and brass ensembles, the Curtis Institute of Music Brass and Percussion Ensemble, Curtis 20/21 ensemble, and the Play On, Philly! Orchestra, among others. He has served as director of bands at St. Joseph's Preparatory School in Philadelphia and as a conductor at the New York Summer Music Festival in Oneonta, N.Y. He conducted the youth orchestra at the Young Artist Summer Program as part of Curtis Summerfest 2017.
Mr. Bryan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University. He studied trombone with Glenn Dodson and Eric Carlson and conducting with David Hayes, Arthur Chodoroff, and Larry Wagner. He joined the Curtis staff in 1993, became a member of the faculty in 2009, and was appointed to his current position in 2013.