Florida’s Jacksonville Symphony has appointed COURTNEY BRYAN composer in residence for the 2018-19 season. Bryan’s residency begins this April and will include performances of her music, which ranges across jazz, gospel, spirituals, and experimental genres, throughout Jacksonville. She will also have a mentoring role in the orchestra’s educational and community engagement programs. Her residency will culminate in April 2019 with a world premiere commissioned by the Jacksonville Symphony. The composer-in-residence position is sponsored by Mary Carr Patton. A native of New Orleans, Bryan holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory (BM), Rutgers University (MM), and Columbia University (DMA), and she completed an appointment as postdoctoral research associate in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Bryan is an assistant professor of music at Tulane University’s Newcomb Department of Music, and serves as a board member of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans, Composers Now, and New Music USA. In addition to the Jacksonville Symphony, upcoming commissions include Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Ensemble Pi, Aperture Duo, Davóne Tines, and collaborations with writers and visual artists.
Posted April 20, 2018