John Hamm Performing Arts Series: Bryan Anderson
The much anticipated recital debut of the College's recently acquired organ will take place on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 PM when Georgia native Bryan Anderson puts the instrument through its paces.
Named this year as one of The Diapason's "20 under 30," Bryan Anderson is a rising artist in the field of organ and keyboard. Bryan completed undergraduate degrees in organ and harpsichord at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and is currently working toward a master’s degree at Rice University under Ken Cowan. He is a devoted performer, appearing at venues including the Kennedy Center, Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, Woolsey Hall at Yale, Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Princeton University Chapel, and Spivey Hall. He has been featured in performance at conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. Additionally, Bryan is an accomplished continuo artist and collaborative pianist. In the field of historical performance, he has worked with Trevor Pinnock, Julianne Baird, Geoffrey Burgess, and Jeffrey Thomas, among others.
Bryan has served as organist at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, as well serving as an assistant organist of the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in Macy's department store for several years. From 2015-2016, Bryan held the post of Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England. He is now engaged as associate organist at St. Paul’s UMC in Houston, TX, and makes frequent appearances with local ensembles including the Houston Children's Chorus and Houston Masterworks Chorus.