Location: Wisconsin, USA
Bryson Mortensen is Artistic Director of the Festival Choir of Madison and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin – Rock County. He has previously conducted choirs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Brigham Young University, co-founded The Heritage Singers in Champaign, Illinois, and conducted QuoQue in Provo, Utah. As a baritone soloist, Bryson has performed in Handel’s Messiah, Giacomo Carissimi’s Jepthe, and several of Bach’s cantatas. Bryson has also collaborated as a clinician with High School, Collegiate, and Church choirs across the country.
In addition to his work as a conductor, Bryson has taught private voice for nine years, private conducting for four years, and taught courses in music theory, aural skills, and music history.
Bryson studied conducting and vocal performance at Brigham Young University and the University of Illinois, and has worked with conductors such as Joseph Flummerfelt, Marguerite L. Brooks, Robert Sund, Chester Alwes, and Ronald Staheli. He studied voice with Jerold Siena, Lawrence Vincent, and Anna Mooy. Bryson lives in Janesville, Wisconsin with his wife Whitney and son Emerson.