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William Fletcher Bryant


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DMA, Instrumental Performance: Keyboard, University of Washington, 2017
M.M., Composition and Organ Performance, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, 2013
B.M., Composition and Oboe Performance, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, 2011

DMA, Organ performance

William Fletcher Bryant is a doctoral student at the University of Washington where he is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance under the guidance of Dr. Carole Terry.  Formally he was a graduate student at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where he earned a Master’s degree as a double major in Composition and Organ Performance (2013) and has previously received a Bachelor’s degree as a double major in Composition and Oboe Performance (2011).  He has studied composition under Dr. Don Freund, Dr. P.Q. Phan, Dr. Claude Baker and Dr. Aaron Travers.  His organ studies were under the tutelage of Prof. Bruce Neswick, his oboe studies with Prof. Linda Strommen and Prof. Roger Roe, and his clarinet studies with Prof. James Campbell.  Bryant won second place (2008) and honorable mention (2007) in the Arden and Harry Fisher Young Composer’s Competition sponsored by Webster University.  He also received an honorable mention, as well as publication by Morningstar Publications, Inc., in the 2011 Composition Competition for Organ through the American Guild of Organists for his organ prelude entitled “The Transfiguration of Our Lord.”   Bryant was commissioned in 2011 by the Bloomington, IN chapter of the AGO to write a new piece for choir and organ based of the text “Phos Hilaron.”  Bryant was also a composer and arranger for the Singing Hoosiers Spring Concert in 2013 at Indiana University.  Bryant also made his guest artist solo performance debut in 2012 at the Singing Hoosiers annual Christmas concert, “Chimes of Christmas,” where he was invited by Dr. Steve Zegree to be the solo organ recitalist.  Bryant has performed internationally throughout Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, England and China.  Some of Bryant’s compositions will make their international debut in London in August of 2014.  Bryant serves as organist for University Lutheran Church, Seattle, and has aided in the restoration project of the two pipe organs owned by ULC.  A fully restored and expanded pipe organ will be available at ULC in 2015.   Bryant also sings with the Seattle Men's Chorus and is a recitalist for the St. Mark's Cathedral Post Compline Recital series.


Professional Affiliations: 
American Guild of Organists, ASCAP, Mu Phi Epsilon - Epsilon Omicron Chapter - Indiana University.

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