Elements of Conducting
Paul Bryan has a distinguished career as both performer and educator. In addition to serving as dean of the Curtis Institute of Music, he is director and conductor of Bravo Brass, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s brass ensemble; music director of the Philadelphia Wind Symphony and Symphony in C’s Symphony Summer Camp; and head conductor of the Young Artists Summer Program at Curtis Summerfest.
Mr. Bryan has served as conductor of the Drexel University Orchestra and Philadelphia’s All-City Concert Band; and has appeared with the ensembles of the New York Summer Music Festival, Play On, Philly!, and numerous honor groups in the Delaware Valley. He has led concerts with a wide range of performing groups, from the wind and brass ensembles of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to Boyz II Men.
Mr. Bryan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University, where he studied trombone with Glenn Dodson and Eric Carlson and conducting with David Hayes, Arthur Chodoroff, and Lawrence 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. He also serves on the faculty at Temple University.