Composer Bryan Page received a double Bachelor of Music in Composition & Trumpet Performance from the University of Montevallo and a Master of Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He currently studies composition with Dr. Bryan Clark of Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities, formerly with Drs. Ed Robertson, Ron Hemmel & Joel Phillips. He has participated in master classes with George Crumb, David Cutler & Joseph Schwantner.
In 2002 he was awarded the Hoke Church Music award at Westminster Choir College for his Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis. In 2006 his realization of Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda was performed by The Metropolis Ensemble of New York City. His chamber work Portraits & Madrigals has been performed in Princeton, New Jersey; Birmingham, Alabama; & in 2008 in Los Angeles, California for the inaugural concert of Contempo Flux, UCLA’s contemporary music ensemble. Also in 2008 the Brass Band of Huntsville (Huntsville, Alabama) performed his Kick the Duck – Rondo for Brass Band. In 2009 the Huntsville Master Chorale commissioned & premiered his Songs of Love & Loss, an 11-movement work for choir, soloists and chamber ensemble. Also in 2009 Bryan’s Misogyny Songs for amplified singer & rock trio was performed in Birmingham, Alabama by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance (B.A.M.A.) In 2010 he was awarded the Longfellow Chorus Award of Distinction for his art song The Little Moon. Also in 2010 he received two commissions: Slow & Fast from the United States Army Band Ceremonial Trumpet Ensemble; Blackout in Eden from ACM in Chicago for their Newspaper Blackout Poems concert. In 2011 he will receive three premiers: Be Thou My Vision at the 2011 TVHA Festival; Suite on DAS ALTE JAHR VERGANGEN IST at the Great Huntsville AGO Lenten noontime recitals; 25 Poems at the 3rd Sundays at 3pm Concert Series through the Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra.
With the majority of his compositional output being vocal, Bryan has worked with many different poets and literary sources. He has set to music the poetry of E. E. Cummings, D. H. Lawrence, William Blake, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George Herbert, Hans Magnus Enzenberger and contemporary poet E. Louise Beach and Austin Kleon, as well as Biblical and traditional texts.
Bryan serves as Director of Music Ministry at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Studio Instructor in Composition at Oakwood Adventist University, and Trumpet Instructor at the Hawthorne Conservatory, all in Huntsville Alabama. He and his wife Suzanne have two children, Jack & Sarah Frances, and two dogs, Iverson & Potter.