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Steven Bryant

“His compositional virtuosity is evident in every bar.” – John Corigliano

Steven Bryant’s music is chiseled in its structure and intent, fusing lyricism, dissonance, silence, technology, and humor into lean, skillfully-crafted works that enthrall listeners and performers alike. His music for wind ensemble has reshaped the genre, with several works entering the standard repertoire. His seminal work Ecstatic Waters, for wind ensemble and electronics, has become one of the most performed works of its kind in the world, receiving over 250 performances in its first five seasons. Recently, the orchestral version was premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra to unanimous, rapturous acclaim.




Spring, 2017

Posted on March 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

I’ve been incredibly fortunate in my compositional life of late, and wanted to briefly share a few things you might find interesting or relevant (especially if you’re a band, orchestra, or choral nerd!).

Upcoming premieres
July 7, 2017: SATB choral work for the BBC Singers conducted by Eric Whitacre.
July 18, 2017: Wind band suite for the National Intercollegiate Band at the Kappa Kappa Psi / Tau Beta Sigma’s National Convention – Orlando, FL
April 6-7, 2018: Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin premiere a newly commissioned work of mine.
Spring 2019: Large wind band work for the University of Illinois in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of their band program
Mid-2019: Euphonium quartet + wind band work for the FivE Quartet – premiering in Sydney, Australia

Upcoming residencies and appearances
This spring I will be traveling quite a bit. Would love to see you if you’re nearby:

  • Texas Youth Wind Symphony, March 4-5, Austin, TX
  • American Bandmasters Association Convention, March 8-11, Lexington, KY – Nothing Gold Can Stay – University of Kentucky
  • CBDNA Convention, March 15-18, Kansas City, MO – Nothing Gold Can Stay – Michigan State University
  • Western Michigan University, April 12-14, Kalamazoo, MI – Concerto for Trombone with Joseph Alessi
  • Blue Valley West High School, May 8-10, Kansas City, KS – Ecstatic Waters
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra, May 12-14, Dallas, TX – Nothing Gold Can Stay and more

New works on sale now here at

sevenfive for brass quartet on new Gaudete Brass album
My brass quartet sevenfive was recently recorded and released by Gaudete Brass on their album “The John Corigliano Effect.” Available here and all over the place.

Spring sale – Paean scores

We have a couple of Paean: Chant & Triumph combo scores we’re looking to sell for $20 each. Please note these scores were created before the pieces were split into separate works, so measure numbers for Triumph may not coordinate with new parts (the music has not changed, however). This is a very inexpensive way to get both scores at the same time! Email Sarah to purchase.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, 26 October, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Machine Awakes – Coginchaug Regional High School Concert Band Fall Concert

Durham, Connecticut, United States

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nothing Gold Can Stay – Mt. San Antonio College Wind Ensemble Concert

Walnut, California, United States

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Coil – George Mason University Symphonic Band

Fairfax, VA, United States

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