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Paul R. BryanPaul R. Bryan

Title: Professor of Music Emeritus (Wind Symphony, euphonium)
Office Location: Mary Duke Biddle Building
Office Phone: (919) 660-3300
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Paul Bryan Professor of Music Emeritus, Duke University Durham, North Carolina, USA CURRICULUM VITAE May 2, 2008 Birth: March 7, 1920, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Education: University of Michigan: Ph.D. (Musicology) 1956, Master of Music (Theory), 1949, Bachelor of Music (Music education), 1941. Private study with Vittorio Giannini (counterpoint, composition), Thor Johnson (conducting), Simone Mantia, Gardell Simons, Donald Reinhardt, and Wayne Lewis (trombone, euphonium), Oliver Edel, William Klenz and Raphael Kramer (violoncello), John Kollen, Selma Kramer (piano). Publications: Johann Wahal, Viennese Symphonist: His Life and His Musical Environment (556 pp., published by Pendragon Press, Oct. 1997 [see Awards and Recognition]. Articles on the Horn (and hornists) in the 18th century (especially in the works of Haydn and Mozart), e.g., “Haydn’s Hornists” in Vol. 1 no. 3, Haydn Studien (1973), 52-58; ‘The Horn in the Works of Mozart and Haydn: Some Observations and Comparisons,” in Das Haydn Jahrbuch, 9 (1975), 189-255; “Carl Franz, Eighteenth-Century Virtuoso” in Alta Musica, IV, 1979, “Mozart’s Use of Horns in B-flat in His Orchestral Works and the Question of Alto-basso in the Eighteenth-century,” Historical Brass Society Journal, 2002, 165-92.; the symphony and chamber music of the 18th century. Editor: 22 symphonies of Johann Wanhal, and other items by Wanhal, Wagenseil, and other composers (Doblinger, Universal Editions, Garland Press, A-R Editions, Artaria Editions). Prepared for publication Alexander Weinmann's “Themen Verzeichniss der Kompositionen von Johann Baptiste Wanhal”, Wiener Archivstudien no. XI, Vienna: Krenn, 1988. Articles about Carl Franz, Johann Vanhal [Wahal], and Alexander Weinmann for New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians II. The Symphonies of Johann Vanhal (dissertation.1956). Numerous articles about bands and music education in the United States and Austria published in the early decades of my career. Recent articles: A Tribute to Jan LaRue, published in the 2006 issue of the SECM Journal; My life in, around, and out of New York—Like a Moth to a Shining Beacon an invited paper delivered at the CBDNA convention in New York City Feb. 25, ‘05, and published in 2007 in the Donald Hunsberger Wind Library by Alfred Press as an essay in The Wind Band in and around New York ca. 1830—1950, 177-133,. An essay on the Symphonies of Johann Wanhal was the basis of a paper I presented at a conference on the 18th Century Symphony held at Indiana University Nov. 4-6. 2005. I was a consultant and the writer of material for a volume of piano concertos included in Monuments of Tuscan Music being published by the University of Louisville Press. I have collaborated with Charles Gallagher in a modern-day scoring-for-wind band of Hector Berlioz’ Overture to “Beatrice & Benedict.” ALSO: With Robert Richard Trevarthen: PB - Who He? [Paul Bryan, Teacher, Not-your-usual Band Conductor, Musicologist, and Human Being], [306 pp.] (See Table of Contents) Reviews: “Dejiny Hudobnej Kultúry na Slovensku, Vyd II, Klasicizmus” by Darina Múdra (Bratislava, 1993) in Fontes Artis Musicae, 42 issue 4 (1995) 377-79. “Percy Grainger, The Pictorial Biography by Robert Simon,” (White Plains, 1987) in CBDNA Journal, 5 (1988), 39-43. “Das neue Lexikon des Blasmusikwesens” 3rd ed. by Wolfgang Suppan in Journal of Band Research, 26/2 (1991). Reviews of compositions by eight composers in Notes, vols. 26 and 32. Liner-notes for Teldec: CD no. 0630-13141-2, entitled Johann B. Vanhal: Symphonies, performed by Concerto Köln conducted by Werner Ehrhardt, released in 1996. Naxos: CD no. 8.554138, symphonies of Johann Baptist W[V]anhal, Vols. 1, 2. Editorial Board: Journal of Band Research (American Bandmasters Association) and the College Band Directors National Association Journal; Numerous articles about bands and music education in the U.S. Experience: Duke University, 1951-89; Professor of Music, conductor of Duke Wind Symphony. University of Michigan, Instructor and Visiting Professor of Theory, 1948-51 and 1954-55. Brevard Music Center (summers of 1949-57, Conductor and Head of theory instruction). Responsible for commissions that produced more than twenty-five compositions of serious music for Concert Band. Presented papers at the International Haydn Conference Washington, D.C. 1975. a Conference on Classic-Period Composers, University of Missouri 1981. International Musicological Society meetings in Strasbourg 1982, Prague 1984 and Bologna, Italy (1985 and 1987, in absentia). 1985, Conference on Music in Austria sponsored by the Music Department of the University of Wales College of Cardiff, July 1991. Consultant at the NEH Institute at the University of Maryland, 1985. Invited to participate in the Michael Haydn Conference at the University of Missouri in November 1987. Conductor of workshops and clinics in universities, colleges, high schools etc. in several states in the U.S., Canada, and Austria. // Organizer and conductor of the Duke Wind Symphony's semester-long Programs in Vienna during 1973,'75,'78,'84,'87. Concerts performed in Austria (Vienna, Graz, Lockenhaus [nationally televised], Mayrhofen, Berndorf, Bad Gleichenberg), Italy (Venice, Vicenza), Hungary (Budapest), Germany (Dresden, Leipzig, Mainz etc.), and Czechoslovakia (Prague, Cheb). Conductor Durham Civic Choral Society 1959-67; Durham Savoyards 1963-67, 70, 1974-75, ‛77, ‛80. Durham Youth Symphony 1972-76. Negotiated for the acquisition of the Weinmann Collection—the library and musical materials of the late Alexander Weinmann, internationally-known Viennese music bibliographer-musicologist—by Duke University's Perkins Library (1987). With Virginia S. Bryan evaluated the rich-but-poorly-organized collection of Viennese music dealer, the late Peter Riethus, and purchased a portion of it for Duke University (May 1989). Founding Board of Directors and continuing participant in meetings of the newly formed Society for Eighteenth-Century Music [SECM] , 2002. Awards and Recognition: Awarded the Music Library Association's Vincent H. Duckles Award for Johann Wahal, Viennese Symphonist: His Life and His Musical Environment accompanied by the statement that it is "the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music published in 1997," (including a cash prize of $500.). Chapelbrook Foundation for a year's research in Austria (1967-68). Numerous grants from the Duke University Research Council. Recognition as outstanding conductor by School Musician Magazine and Phi Beta Mu honorary music fraternity. Dictionary of International Biography, International Who's Who in Music, Who's Who in America. Retired member of the Praesidium of the International Gesellschaft für Förderung und Forschung der Blasmusik. Chairman of the American Bandmasters Association Research Center Committee: 1994-2005, and the College Band Directors' National Association 1951-. Member: American Musicological Association 1951-, American Bandmasters Association 1965-, College Band Directors' National Association 1951-[various committees incl. Original Compositions, Conductor’s Workshops, Foreign Repertoire], American Federation of Musicians 1935-, Society for Eighteenth-Century Music.

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