The University of St. Thomas


Alan Bryan

Alan Bryan

Bryan, Alan

Associate Professor of Music, Program Advisor for Vocal Studies
Phone: (651) 962-5857
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5857

University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 9
St. Paul, MN  55105

Office Location: Loras Hall 203A

Alan Bryan has sung with the Eastman Opera Theater in New York, Denver Lyric Opera, North Star Opera, Musica Nova, Minnesota Opera and with numerous other companies and orchestras throughout the United States.  He has more than 40 leading opera roles to his credit, regularly premieres new works and has performed recitals across the country.  Recently, the baritone directed and created the title role in the premiere of The Dragon by Albert Biales, celebrating the 25th anniversary of O’Shaughnessy Auditorium.  Also, he recently premiered Symphony No. 2 for Baritone, Winds and Percussion by Andrew Boysen Jr. along with Passageways by Albert Biales.  He sang Two Lullabies by Andrew Boysen Jr. at the Minnesota State M.M.E.A. Convention and also at the College Band Director’s National Association’s national convention at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  In spring 2001, he premiered Meister Ekhart Songs by Nora Stanton Gibson, later performing them on “Live from Landmark”. He revisited an 80’s premiere of Songs of Time and the Infinite by Albert Biales that March at a Landmark Center recital for the American Composers Forum’s New Music Series.

At the 2002 National MENC Convention in Nashville, Alan premiered Bright Sunlit Morning, by Ralph Hultgren with the UST Bands. As director of opera theater at the University of St. Thomas he has coordinated and/or directed the premieres of five new student operas in the last decade. One of these premiere productions, Belissa  by Albert Biales, was selected by video audition to be performed by the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn for the 2003 season.  In the fall of 2003, he directed the premiere of the opera Sanctuary by James Callahan. Last February the baritone premiered the well reviewed role of DaPonte in Mozart in Manhattan for the 100th anniversary of the College of St. Catherine. Dr. Bryan received his D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music in New York.