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David Bryant, PhD in process

David Bryant, PhD in processAssociate Chair of Music
Specialty: Director of St. Davids Orchestra Society, piano, music history, composition
Email Address: dbryant@eastern.edu
Office Phone: 610-225-5448

Biography:

David H Bryant has been teaching music at Eastern University since 1995. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts, where he studied with acclaimed concert pianist Susan Starr. Concurrently on scholarship at the New College Music Festival in Sarasota, Mr. Bryant studied with Mozart scholar Robert Levin, and was invited to perform Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” in a private concert for the composer’s son, Soulima Stravinsky and his family.

Mr. Bryant received a fellowship for graduate studies at Temple University, where he graduated summa cum laude while studying with Natalie Hinderas and Temple Painter. After graduation, David received a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship and attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow, Scotland, where he studied under Sir Philip Ledger and Peter Frankl. While at the Academy, Mr. Bryant received numerous awards for piano performance and composition.

David’s original compositions are published by a number of major American publishers, including Warner Bros, Alfred, Chappell, and GIA. He has recorded Harold Boatrite’s formidable Piano Sonata for Albany Records, and has also worked closely with John Rutter, Julianne Baird and Jonathan Willcocks as accompanist for concerts and master classes. Mr. Bryant is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology from the University of Wolverhampton in England. He is happily married to his wife Janine, a Professor of Dance at Eastern University. They have two sons, Noah and Nathanael, and live in Audubon, PA.

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