Attended Carnegie-Mellon University from 1973-1975 as a drama major (acting option); Received a B.M. in Vocal performance from Gordon College in 1980; Received a M.M. in Vocal Performance with a concentration in Opera from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1992
Professor Ed Bryant did his undergraduate studies in drama (acting option) at Carnegie-Mellon University, and vocal performance at Gordon College. He earned his M.M. in Vocal Performance with a concentration in opera from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. A member of the New England/Boston Conservatory opera department, Bryant performed several lead tenor roles such as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff, Gonzalve in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole, among others, under the baton of internationally renowned director and vocal coach John Moriarty. Of his role as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, the Boston Globe said, “Edward Bryant has a honeyed, pliant and expressive tenor voice…”. While in school in Boston, Bryant was also the Tenor Section leader and soloist at historic Park Street Church on the Boston Common. Professor Bryant has performed summerstock with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, soloed with the Mantovani Orchestra, apprenticed with Orlando Opera, was a resident artist for several years with the Central Florida Lyric Opera company, and was a member of the Walt Disney World Voices of Liberty. Prior to coming to Southeastern University, Bryant taught voice as an adjunct instructor at Gordon College, Brevard Community College, Seminole Community College, and Valencia Community College. Since being employed at Southeastern University in the fall of 2000, Bryant has directed several full opera productions such as Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land, Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, and several others. Bryant annually directs the Musical Theatre Revue, and the A Night at the Opera…Scenes performances. He is currently a member of the Tampa Bay chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), and the Polk Arts Alliance. Professor Bryant is the Director of Vocal Studies at Southeastern and teaches voice lessons, Vocal Pedagogy, Diction for Singers, and Aural Theory.