Division: Brass & Percussion Performance
Position: Assistant Professor (Joining Fall 2018)
Dan Bryce is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Brigham Young University. He greatly enjoys teaching and has previously held positions at Utah Valley University and Snow College.
Professionally, Dan has worked as a freelance musician in Boston, Seattle, and Utah. While in Boston, he performed regularly with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Albany Symphony, and he toured with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. His one athletic claim to fame was ‘playing on the field’ while performing the national anthem under the baton of John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra at the opening game of the 2007 World Series.
In Utah and the Seattle area, he performed on many occasions with the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, and the Seattle Symphony, and he performed as a recording artist for numerous film, commercial, and television projects. He has a great passion for brass chamber music and has performed and toured as a founding member of the Utah Brass Quintet, as well as other professional brass quintets. He was the original Principal Tuba with the Orchestra at Temple Square and has performed in concert, in recordings, on tour, and in live broadcasts with them and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since 1999.
Professor Bryce received his Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University, where he studied tuba under Steve Call. He earned a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School with tuba studies under Warren Deck (New York Philharmonic, ret.) and David Fedderly (Baltimore Symphony, ret.) and low brass ensemble studies under Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic, Principal Trombone.) While living in Boston, he studied tuba under Mike Roylance (Boston Symphony, Principal Tuba). Other teachers and mentors include Gary Ofenloch of the Utah Symphony and Chris Olka of the Cinncinati Symphony.
When he’s not playing or teaching tuba and euphonium, Bryce occupies himself with mountain biking, photography, Tough Mudder training, and trying to remember how to speak Japanese. He is blessed with an amazing wife and five wonderful children.
MM, The Juilliard School
BM, Brigham Young University