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 two 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, Bryson 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, he holds degrees in conducting and composition from the University of Tennessee.
“The Field (ubi caritas)” placed third in The American Prize for Professional Choral Composition, and “A Parable of Choices” won the Yale Glee Club Emerging Composers Competition before becoming a finalist for the American Prize. “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.