Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet
B.M Music Education Tennessee Technological University, B.M. Music Performance, M.M. University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music (CCM)
Bryan Crisp has toured the United States extensively as a soloist and
educator. As a member of "Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet
Band", and a previous member of "Tim Zimmerman and the King's
Brass," Bryan has had the opportunity to perform as soloist in concert
halls in over 38 states and such prestigious events as the International
Trumpet Guild Conference, The Great American Brass Band Festival,
Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival, Medford Jazz
festival and the SunValley Jazz Jamboree.
Bryan has been a winner of the National Trumpet Competition (brass
quintet division), the Tennessee Trumpet Competition (solo and duet
divisions) and a recipient of the Blackburn scholarship given by ITG in
2001. As well as these awards, Mr. Crisp has performed with several
orchestras including the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber
Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Dayton Philharmonic, Nashville
Symphony, Middletown Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Richmond
Symphony, Bryan Symphony, Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony, and
is currently a member of the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra under the
direction of Carmon DeLeone. In addition to these, Bryan has also
performed with Broadway Series Productions including "Peter Pan"
starring Cathy Rigby, Disney's "Mary Poppins", "Legally Blonde" and
the revival of "South Pacific". Bryan has also had the pleasure of
performing with the Cincinnati Brass Band, and was lead trumpet at the
Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville, Tn for five seasons
performing over a dozen shows.
As a music educator, Mr. Crisp is the Instructor of Trumpet and
newly appointed Program and Ensemble Coordinator/Director of Music
Academy at The College of Mt. St. Joseph, and is a member of the
Artist Faculty with the National Trumpet Competition. Bryan was
previously the Instructor of Trumpet at Wittenberg University and has
been the Teacher of Applied Trumpet at the University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music and the Tennessee Governor’s School
for the Arts Program as well as working two years as the Assistant
Band Director at Cumberland County High School and the Director of
Bands at North Cumberland Elementary School. Bryan has taught at
high schools all across the southeast and currently serves as brass
instructor and music advisor for several marching bands in the
Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio areas. Mr. Crisp is also an
active marching band adjudicator with KMEA and has a large private
trumpet lesson studio in the Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio
areas that is devoted to bringing quality instruction to advanced high
school and middle school aged students.
In 2010, Bryan created Tri-State Ensembles, a project devoted to
musical excellence and "real-world" experiences for middle and high
school grade levels. Students are accepted by audition only to
participate in small ensembles with an emphasis on simulating
professional musician situations using minimal rehearsals to perform
multiple concerts. In just two years, Tri-State Ensembles has become
one of the most popular outlets for advanced students to further their
musical growth. The program consists of a trumpet ensemble, clarinet
choir, jazz ensemble and two music theory classes.
Bryan holds two undergraduate degrees from Tennessee Technological
University in Music Education and Music Performance and a Master of
Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory
of Music (CCM). Currently, he is pursuing studies towards a Doctor
of Musical Arts degree at the University of Cincinnati College-
Conservatory of Music (CCM).
Bryan can be heard on seven recordings including the latest available
through Summit Records entitled Classic Hymns DCD428, 2005.
Bryan lives in Northern Kentucky with his beautiful wife Sarah,
daughter Sadie, and two dogs, Annie and Marty.
Bryan is a Yamaha Performing Artist.