Bryon joined the Knollwood staff as interim choral director in August 2018. He is an assistant professor of music at Wake Forest University, where he teaches classical voice, theatrical singing, and modern popular music history. Earlier, he served as chair of vocal studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.
Bryon has been an active church musician for nearly 25 years, having served churches in Boston and Florida. He has been a core member of the Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and he has been heard as a soloist and on the operatic stage. He has received international recognition for his performances of opera, oratorio, and ensemble repertoire.
A native of Pennsylvania, he holds a doctorate from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in vocal performance and music literature, and a master of music in choral conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music. He and his wife, Kristin Brouwer, have four daughters, ages 2 through 8.