Primary Instrument: Piano
Courtney Bryan, a native of New Orleans, La, is a prolific and eclectic composer, pianist, and arranger. Her compositions range from solo works to large ensembles in the jazz and new music idioms, film scores, and collaborations of dancers, visual artists, writers, and actors. She performs around the New York area, and is the organist and director of the Institute for Sacred Music at Bethany Baptist Church of Newark, NJ. Courtney has academic degrees from Oberlin Conservatory '04 (BM), Rutgers University '07 (MM), and Columbia University '09 (MA). Currently, Courtney is an Instructor at Columbia University of New York while pursuing a DMA in music composition. Her sophomore CD, self-released in June 2010, is entitled This Little Light of Mine.
Selected performances include a solo piano composer concert by Courtney Bryan as part of the St. Paul's Chapel Concert Series, and a collaborative project entitled Blood Dazzler by Angela's Pulse premiered at Harlem Stage where Courtney was both composer and performer. Courtney was featured recently as a speaker in the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) Conversation Series at Columbia University and in the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.
2003 Troi Bechet, Vo-Du Bleu, Crescent Music
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