Paul Bryan is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University where he studied trombone with Glenn Dodson and Eric Carlson and conducting with David Hayes, Arthur Chodoroff, and Lawrence Wagner. He currently serves as Artistic Coordinator and Conductor of Bravo Brass – the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Brass Ensemble, a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University, Music Director of Symphony in C’s Summer Symphony Camp, and conductor of the Reading Summer Music Institute and The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass. Paul has also conducted performances with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia wind and brass ensembles, the Curtis Institute of Music Brass and Percussion Ensemble, 20/21 – the Curtis Institute of Music Contemporary Music Ensemble, and numerous honor ensembles.
As a trombonist, Paul has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Reading Symphony, Orchestra 2001, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
At Drexel, Paul conducts the Drexel String Orchestra and has conducted the Drexel Summer Band since 2008.
Paul is Registrar and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Curtis Institute of Music.