Research Interests for Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant

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.

Areas of Interest:

Contemporary Music
History of Wind Ensemble
Wind Ensemble Literature

Recent Publications
  1. V.M. Moesenbichler-Bryant, transcription of Steven Bryant's works Idyll and Whirlwind for Symphony Orchestra (2013) [abs]
  2. 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, vol. 8 (2011), GIA, ISBN 1579998194
  3. transcribed by V.M. Moesenbichler-Bryant, Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for Wind Ensemble and amplified Soprano (2009), G. Schirmer (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..)