BM in Vocal Performance, Gordon College
MM in Vocal Performance (Opera), New England Conservatory of Music
Professor Edward Bryant majored in drama at Carnegie-Mellon University before transferring to Gordon College, where he graduated with a degree in vocal performance. While at Carnegie-Mellon, Professor Bryant also performed for two seasons with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera summer stock company. As a graduate student at the New England Conservatory of Music, he performed several leading tenor roles with the New England / Boston Conservatory opera theatre under the direction of Mr. John Moriarty. In Boston, Professor Bryant also served as the tenor section leader and tenor soloist at Historic Park Street Church on the Boston Commons. He has been a member of the Walt Disney World Voices of Liberty, toured with the Mantovani Orchestra, apprenticed with the Orlando Opera, and was a resident artist for several years with the Central Florida Lyric Opera. Currently a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Professor Bryant teaches voice lessons, vocal pedagogy and vocal diction. In addition, he is the artistic and stage director of the Southeastern Lyric Theatre and has directed several operas including Le nozze di Figaro, Hansel and Gretel and Die Fledermaus, among others.