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, 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, Bryson holds degrees in conducting and composition from the University of Tennessee.

His “The Field (ubi caritas)” took 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.

Fire and IceVoicing: SATBB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 2:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Robert Frost  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Winter, Summer  Descriptive Terms: Desire, Fire, Hate, Ice, Peace  First Performance: Nov 21, 2015: Triad: Boston’s Choral Collective, Corey De Tar, Harvard-Epworth UMC, Cambridge, MA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 698/708~2017-Q4)
O nata luxVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Hymn for Lauds, Feast of the Transfiguration  Language: Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Lent, Memorial Services, Transfiguration, Lauds  Descriptive Terms: Death, Hope, Light, Prayer, Redemption  First Performance: Nov 21, 2015: Triad: Boston’s Choral Collective, Amanda Sindel-Keswick, Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge, MA Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 698/699~2017-Q3)
The Field (ubi caritas)Voicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Piano, Marimba, Cello, Viola, Violin  Performance Length: 9:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran, Leviticus 19, Antiphon for Maundy Thursday  Language: English, Latin, Hebrew  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Memorial Services, Pentecost, Spring, Ecumenical Services, Convocation  Descriptive Terms: Community, Hope, Joy, Love, Unity  First Performance: Apr 26, 2019: San Jacinto College Choir, Patrick J. J. Callaghan, Corbin Recital Hall, San Jacinto College, Houston, TX Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 698/1133~2020-Q3)