Bryan Crisp has toured the United States extensively as a soloist and educator. As a member of "Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band", and a previous member of "Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass," Bryan has had the opportunity to perform as soloist in concert halls in over 38 states and such prestigious events as the International Trumpet Guild Conference, The Great American Brass Band Festival, Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival, Medford Jazz festival and the SunValley Jazz Jamboree.
Bryan has been a winner of the National Trumpet Competition (brass quintet division), the Tennessee Trumpet Competition (solo and duet divisions) and a recipient of the Blackburn scholarship given by ITG in 2001. As well as these awards, Mr. Crisp has performed with several orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, Middletown Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Bryan Symphony, Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony, and is currently a member of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra under the direction of Carmon DeLeone. In addition to these, Bryan has also performed with Broadway Series Productions including "Peter Pan" starring Cathy Rigby, Disney's "Mary Poppins", "Legally Blonde" and the revival of "South Pacific". Bryan has also had the pleasure of performing with the Cincinnati Brass Band, and was lead trumpet at the Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, TN for five seasons performing over a dozen shows.
As a music educator, Bryan is currently the Instructor of Trumpet at Wittenberg University and the College of Mt. St. Joseph's, and is on the Artist Faculty of the National Trumpet Competition. He has been the Instructor of Applied Trumpet at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Tennessee Governors School for the Arts Program as well as working two years as the Assistant Band Director at Cumberland County High School and the Director of
Bands at North Cumberland Elementary School. Bryan avidly works with high school marching bands as music consultant and visual technician including schools in the Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio areas, as well as being an active adjudicator within the Kentucky Music Educators Association.
In 2010, Bryan created Tri-State Ensembles, a project devoted to musical excellence for middle and high school grade levels. Students are accepted by audition only to participate in small ensembles with an emphasis on simulating professional musician situations using minimal rehearsals to perform multiple concerts. In just two years the success of Tri-State Ensembles is evident by the addition of two ensembles, a Trumpet Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, and the plans for a Woodwind Ensemble and Music Theory Class in the next year.
Bryan holds two undergraduate degrees from Tennessee Technological University in Music Education and Music Performance and a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Currently, he is pursuing studies towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
Bryan can be heard on seven recordings including the latest available through Summit Records entitled Classic Hymns DCD428, 2005.
Bryan lives in Northern Kentucky with his beautiful wife Sarah, daughter Sadie, and three dogs; Bailey, George, and Annie.