American tenor Kenneth Bryson has garnered much praise for his warm, noble, and classic sound reminiscent of the golden age of opera and song. Mr. Bryson’s strong voice is at home in a variety of genres, including opera, oratorio, and song repertoire.
Mr. Bryson’s many operatic roles include Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, Macduff in Macbeth, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and John Adams in The Mother of us All, as well as the title roles in Oedipus Rex and La Clemenza di Tito. He has performed with a number of noteworthy companies, including the New York City Opera (as a Joe cover and associate chorister in La Fanciulla del West), dell’Arte Opera Ensemble (as Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi), and the Juilliard Opera Center (as Father Jolivet in the world-premiere performance of Stephen Paulus’ Heloise and Abelard.)
An active soloist and recitalist, with over 100 recitals to his credit, Mr. Bryson has given numerous performances in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He has also appeared as a guest soloist in Italy with the Pennsylvania Academy of Music. Additionally, Mr. Bryson is the founder of Singing for a Cure, a vocal music concert series whose proceeds have benefited ALS and cancer research and treatment.
Mr. Bryson currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Chatham High School as well as maintains a private vocal studio in New Jersey. Formerly Mr. Bryson served as a Director of Music at St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit, NJ. Mr. Bryson is also a published author whose article “Teaching a Student with Dyslexia” originally in the NATS March 2013 Journal of Singing has received much support and attention from some of the industries leading experts from around the world. He is also a member of The New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and ACDA (American Choral Directors Association). In June 2010 Mr. Bryson was selected as one of 12 young educators from across the United States to participate in the highly selective NATS Intern Program. In January 2016 Mr. Bryson's vocal studio was a featured invited performer with the Performing Arts Educators 10th Anniversary performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Mr. Bryson received his bachelor of music degree from The Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and went on to earn a master’s degree at The Juilliard School. He completed additional studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music.