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Verena Mösenbichler-BryantVerena Mösenbichler-Bryant

Title: Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office Location: 105 Biddle Music Building, Durham, NC 27708-0665
Office Phone: (919) 660-3306
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  • D.M.A. University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • M.Mus. Michigan State University, 2007
  • BA Anton Bruckner Private University, 2005

Research Interests

Verena Moesenbichler-Bryant serves as Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music and Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony. She also conducts the Duke Medicine Orchestra and the UNC School of the Arts Wind Ensemble. Verena grew up in Eberschwang, Austria. She began piano lessons at the age of 6, continuing later with church organ, flute, and bassoon.

Her conducting debut at age 16 was followed by a three-year fundamental conducting course taught by Johann Mösenbichler. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant then studied conducting for symphony orchestra with Ingo Ingensand at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Upper Austria, and received her bachelor degree, with distinction, in 2005. She completed her Master of Music in 2007 with Kevin Sedatole at Michigan State University. Verena graduated in May 2009 with her DMA in Wind Ensemble Conducting from The University of Texas at Austin where her principal conducting teacher was Jerry Junkin.

Professional engagements have included three years as the conductor of the Hofkirchen community band, conducting the youth band of Eberschwang, and she currently serves as Executive Director of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project, the international youth orchestra of the annual Mid-Europe festival in Schladming, Austria (

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant’s transcription of John Corigliano’s Grammy- winning work, Mr. Tambourine Man, for Wind Ensemble and Amplified Soprano, published by G. Schirmer, has received strong praise from the composer, and has received numerous performances since its 2009 premiere. She has also published an article in GIA’s respected Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. Verena serves frequently as a guest conductor and clinician across the United States as well as in her native Austria.


Director of the Duke University Wind Symphony Assistant Professor of the Practice of Music, Duke University Conductor of the Duke Medicine Orchestra Executive Director WYWOP (World Youth Wind Orchestra Project) Faculty at UNCSA - conductor of the UNCSA Wind Ensemble

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • David L. Paletz Innovative Teaching Fund, Unknown, July, 2013

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • Music 210-2.01, Wind symphony Synopsis
    Baldwin, TuTh 07:30 PM-09:30 PM
  • Music 318.01, Instrumental conducting Synopsis
    Biddle 104, TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

Recent Professional Work:

  • V.M. Moesenbichler-Bryant. transcription of Steven Bryant's works Idyll and Whirlwind for Symphony Orchestra. 2013 .  [abs]
  • transcribed by V.M. Moesenbichler-Bryant. Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for Wind Ensemble and amplified Soprano.  G. Schirmer, 2009 . (Transcription of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for Wind Ensemble and amplified Soprano. Premiered March 27, 2009 during the National College Band Directors Association Conference in Austin, Texas with John Corigliano present. Jerry Junkin conductor, and Hila Plitmann soprano soloist. The work is published by G. Schirmer Inc.)
    Articles in Books
  • Moesenbichler-Bryant, VM. "Article on Steven Bryant’s Axis Mundi published in “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” Vol. 8, GIA Publications." . Edited by Miles, R. GIA vol. 8 2011.


  • Duke Medicine Orchestra, Baldwin Auditorium, November 24, 2013
    Fanfare from “La Peri” - Paul Dukas Petite Symphonie - Charles Gounod October - Eric Whitacre Idyll - Steven Bryant, trans. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant World Premiere Whirlwind- Steven Bryant, trans. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant World Premiere Selections from Symphony No. 6, Mvt. 1, 2, 3 - Peter IlychTchaikovsky
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Baldwin Auditorium, November 21, 2013
    Star Spangled Banner Harmonized by Walter Damrosch arr. John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) Star Dust - Mitchell Parish (1900-1993) Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981) arr. Sammy Nestico Morning Star - David Maslanka (b. 1943) Stars and Stripes forever - John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) Arr. Brian/Schissel Burst of Stars - Ronald Thielman (b. 1936) October - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Star Wars Trilogy - John Williams (b. 1932) arr. Donald Hunsberger I. The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) II. Princess Leia’s Theme III. The Battle in the Forest IV. Yoda’s Theme V. Star Wars (Main Theme)
  • UNCSA Wind Ensemble, Stevens Center, Winston-Salem, November 01, 2013
    Ecstatic Fanfare - Steven Bryant (b. 1972) October - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Give Us This Day (Short Symphony) - David Maslanka (b.1943) Symphony No. 2 - Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) Mvt. 1 “Shooting Stars” Mvt. 2 “Dreams Under a New Moon” Mvt. 3 “Apollo Unleashed”
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Baldin Auditorium, October 26, 2013
    Parents' Weekend Concert Spin Cycle (2001) Scott Lindroth (b. 1958) Ecstatic Waters (2008) Steven Bryant (b. 1972) I. Ceremony of Innocence II. Augurs III. The Generous Wrath of Simple Men IV. The Loving Machinery of Justice V. Spiritus Mundi
  • Duke University Wind Symphony Tour Concert, Kennesaw, GA, October 11, 2013 - October 15, 2013
    Spin Cycle (2001) Scott Lindroth (b. 1958) October (2000) Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Dr. David Kehler, guest conductor Ecstatic Waters (2008) Steven Bryant (b. 1972) I. Ceremony of Innocence II. Augurs III. The Generous Wrath of Simple Men IV. The Loving Machinery of Justice V. Spiritus Mundi
  • UNCSA Wind Ensemble, Crawford Hall, October 02, 2013
    Ecstatic Fanfare - Steven Bryant (b. 1972) October - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Selections from The Danserye Tielman Susato (1500-1561), Arr. Patrick Dunnigan Mvt. 1: “La Morisque” Mvt. 4: “Fagot” Mvt. 9: “Pavane: La Battaile” Symphony No. 2 - Frank Ticheli Mvt. 1: “Shooting Stars” (b. 1958) Undertow - John Mackey (b. 1973)
  • WYWOP 2013, Schladming, Austria, July 13, 2013
    Executive Director and conductor of the World Youth Wind Orchestra Project in Schladming Austria
  • Duke University Wind Symphony and guests, Wallace Wade Statium, May 12, 2013
    The Duke University Wind Symphony and guests performed for the commencement ceremony in Wallace Wade Stadium. In addition we played for the President's reception on May 11, 2013
  • Duke Medicine Orchestra Spring Concert, May 05, 2013
    Antonin Dvořak’s “From the New World” Symphony No. 9 Bloom - Steven Bryant Holberg Suite, op. 40 - Edvard Grieg Danzon No. 2- Arturo Marquez Festive Overture in A major - Dmitri Shostakovich
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Page Auditorium, April 18, 2013
    A dedication concert to PAUL BRYAN featuring works he conducted, arranged, and commissioned during his legendary tenure at Duke Special guests: Duke Wind Symphony Alumni PROGRAM Lincolnshire Posy (1937) - Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961) 1. “Lisbon” (Sailor’s Song) 2. “Horkstow Grange” (The Miser and his Man: A local Tragedy) 4. “The brisk young Sailor” (returned to wed his True Love) 6. “The Lost Lady found” (Dance Song) Overture to Beatrice and Benedict (1858) Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) trans. Paul Bryan and Charles Gallagher D. Kern Holoman, guest conductor Concerto for Trombone (1775) Georg C. Wagenseil (1715-1777) Lukas Schwingenschuh, trombone soloist 2. “Allegro assai” Symphony No. 3 (1958) - Vittorio Giannini (1903-1966) 2. “Adagio” 4. “Allegro con Brio” March “Cornfed” (1980) trans. Paul Bryan Variants on a Mediaeval Tune (1963) - Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008) All the Things You Are (1939) - Jerome Kern (1885-1945) arr. E. K. Mays Paul Bryan, conductor March “Boya” (1955) Robert Trevarthen (b. 1933) & Paul Bryan Robert Trevarthen & Paul Bryan, conductors Dear Old Duke (Alma Mater) R.H. James Blue & White G.E. Leftwich, Jr.
  • Guest conduct a brass performance, April 12, 2013
    Trinity United Methodist Church (downtown Durham) Ernst Sachse Concertino in Eflat (with Kent Foss) Bach's Brandenburg Concerto NO. 3 arranged for brass ensemble by Christopher Moffatt Gabrieli antiphonal for two brass quintets
  • Performance at Marsh Woodwinds, Raleigh, NC, March 30, 2013
    Perform at Marsh Woodwinds with the North Carolina Saxophone Ensemble
  • 2 doctoral dissertations with Wet Ink and guests, March 03, 2013
    performance of Tim Hambourger and Dan Ruccia's doctoral dissertation with Wet Ink and guest musicians.
  • Duke University Wind Symphony, Reynolds Industries Theater, February 21, 2013
    TWO SHADES OF BLUE The Duke University Wind Symphony & The UNC Wind Ensemble PROGRAM UNC Wind Ensemble Ovation - Martin Ellerby (b. 1957) Mobile Music - Mark Kuss (b. 1937) Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750) arr. Hunsberger March, Op. 99 - Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) ________________________________________ Duke University Wind Symphony Noisy Wheels of Joy (2001) - Eric Whitacre (b. 1970) Children’s March: “Over the hills and far away” - Percy Grainger (1882-1961) ed. M. Rogers Amazing Grace (1994) - Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) Eisengatterer Marsch (2011) - Lukas Schwingenschuh (b. 1987) Four Symphonic Themes (2000) John Williams (b. 1932) adapted for concert band by P. Lavender “The Flag Parade” “A Hymn To New England” “Duel Of The Fates” “Parade Of The Slave Children” ________________________________________ Duke University Wind Symphony & UNC Wind Ensemble First Suite in E-flat, Op. 28, No. 1 Gustav Holst (1874-1934), ed. C. Matthews 1. “Chaconne” 2. “Intermezzo” 3. “March”
  • Perform at the Navy Saxophone Symposium, Washington, DC, January 05, 2013
    Perform at the Navy Saxophone Symposium with the North Carolina Saxophone Ensemble
  • Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for Wind Ensemble and amplified Soprano, 2009/01/01
    with Verena Moesenbichler Bryant

   Artistic Direction:
  • Artistic Director and Conductor of the North Carolina Saxophone Ensemble, 2009 - Fall 2013
  • Artistic Director and Conductor of the Duke Medicine Orchestra, 2010 - present
  • Executive Director World Youth Wind Orchestra Project, Schladming, Austria, 2005 - present

  • Clarinet Retreat, Durham, NC, May 04, 2013
    Clinic and conduct a clarinet retreat for NC amateur clarinet players.
  • Guest conduct the Georgia State Ensembles, Atlanta, GA, April 22, 2013
    Guest conduct and clinic the two of the top wind ensembles at Georgia State University.
  • Cover conduct for the NC Symphony, March 02, 2013
    Serve as cover conductor for the NC Symphony Pops performance with Kenny G
  • Guest conductor at Oklahoma State University, February 24, 2013 - February 27, 2013
    Guest conduct and work with the Oklahoma State University Symphony Band.
  • Guest Clinician for the 7th Annual Florida Atlantic Band Festival, Boca Raton, FL, February 22, 2013 - February 24, 2013
    The event, modeled on the UIL WInd Ensemble Festival, will give each group 30 minutes on stage, followed by a 30 minute clinic in the band room. Clinician the groups and record tapes.
  • Guest clinician for GMEA District 1, Savannah, GA, January 30, 2013 - February 01, 2013
    Guest conduct and clinician the 11-12 District Honor band for GMEA

   Other Activities:
  • Judge for the CISM and Mid Europe competition for Youth Wind Ensembles, July 12, 2013

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