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• New Orleans-based composer and pianist, whose musical influences traverse multiple musical genres
• Recipient of the Rome Prize, Herb Alpert Award, and United States Artist Fellowship
• Currently Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia and Creative Partner with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
• Recent commissions from New York Philharmonic, Opera Philadelphia, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, LA Phil, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Imani Winds
• Cross-disciplinary collaborations with visual artists, directors, writers, and musicians
• Recipient of the MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship

Works by Courtney Bryan include:
Syzygy (2019) for violin and orchestra
Bridges (2019) for orchestra
Requiem (2019) for four soprano voices and ensemble
Gathering Song (2023) for solo baritone and orchestra

Watch our video introduction to Courtney Bryan and her music.

Looking Ahead: Sanctum is performed by the American Composers Orchestra at the Kennedy Center (Jun 1)

"Her music speaks to us with urgency and honesty." —Carlos Miguel Prieto

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