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Bryan, Alan

Associate Professor of Music, Program Advisor for Vocal Studies
Degree
D.M.A. Eastman School of Music in New York
Office
Loras Hall 203A
Phone
(651) 962-5857
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5857
Mail
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 5
St. Paul, MN 55105

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.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
GMUS 574 - 01 Perf Study: Voice 30' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40128 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Alan D. Bryan Twelve 50-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Twelve 30-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Arrange private lessons with the instructor before registering. Specify the instructor and duration of lessons on the course registration form.

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GMUS 574 - 03 Perf Study: Voice 30' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40129 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Alan D. Bryan Twelve 50-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Twelve 30-minute individual lessons: 1 cr. Arrange private lessons with the instructor before registering. Specify the instructor and duration of lessons on the course registration form.

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Location Time Day(s)
MUSC 115 - 01 Understanding Music&Culture M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 BEC 110
CRN: 40197 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Alan D. Bryan This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

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MUSP 133 - 01 Perf Study: Voice 30' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40638 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Alan D. Bryan elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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MUSP 133 - 02 Perf Study: Voice 50' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40523 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Alan D. Bryan elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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MUSP 233 - 01 Applied BA: Voice 50' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40512 1 Credit Hours Instructor: Alan D. Bryan Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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MUSP 333 - 01 Applied BM: Voice 50' - - - - - - - -
CRN: 40557 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Alan D. Bryan Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section. http://www.stthomas.edu/music/undergraduate/lessons

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MUSC 115 - 03 Understanding Music & Culture - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 BEC LL03
CRN: 20174 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Alan D. Bryan This survey course explores the classics of European and American music in their historical, cultural and social contexts. It will investigate the many ethnic, religious, political, philosophical, economic and scientific influences that have shaped these traditions. This course is designed to enable students, regardless of musical background, to increase their understanding of music. The listening skill and knowledge acquired will provide a foundation for students to become more critical and discerning listeners of music of all types. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum. NOTE: Students who receive credit for MUSC 115 may not receive credit for MUSC 118 or 119.

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