Carolyn Bryan

Carolyn Bryan's Biography

Carolyn J. Bryan is Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University where she teaches applied saxophone, woodwind methods, and saxophone pedagogy and conducts Southern Saxophones. Dr. Bryan received her doctoral and master's degrees in saxophone literature and performance from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree, summa cum laude, from Baldwin-Wallace College. Her teachers include Eugene Rousseau, Daniel Deffayet, and Galan Kral.

Dr. Bryan has performed and lectured at the 12th and 13th World Saxophone Congresses, the American University Saxophone Symposium, conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), the Festival of Women Composers International, and meetings of the Florida and Minnesota Music Educators Associations. She performs regularly as part of the Arden Duo (voice and saxophone) and the Palm Trio (saxophones and piano).

Dr. Bryan's research has focused on developmental literature for the saxophone and music by American women composers. She was a contributor to Women and Music in America Since 1900: An Encyclopedia and to Yamaha's Educator Series. Bryan has been involved in various orchestral, chamber, and solo premiers and recorded with the Winds of Indiana on Eugene Rousseau's album Saxophone Vocalise and the Savannah Jazz Orchestra's 2000 release Satin Doll. She also serves as the orchestral conductor for Georgia Southern Opera.

A leader in departmental and university study abroad programs, Dr. Bryan has taught The Holocaust in Art and Music for the University System of Georgia's summer programs in Bonn, Germany, and Paris, France, as well as the Center for International Studies' Czech program and three Music International Studies academic residencies. The Holocaust Educational Foundation selected her as a Fellow of the 11th Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization. Dr. Bryan has been recognized with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Award for Excellence, CLASS Awards of Distinction in Teaching and Service, and membership in Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda.

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