Bryan English holds degrees in music performance from Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas, where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trombone and conducting. He has written music for and conducted the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Director of Instrumental Studies at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas where he teaches trombone, instrumental music courses, jazz arranging, and directs the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band. He has previously held positions at Dallas Baptist University and the University of North Texas. His performing credits include Willie Nelson, the George Strait band, Tim Ries of the Rolling Stones, New York City jazz performers Dick Oatts and Maria Schneider, Steve Wiest of Maynard Ferguson’s band, Clay Jenkins of the Stan Kenton and Count Basie bands, the North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band, Kraig Parker and the Memphis Brass, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Texas Wind Symphony, and the San Angelo Symphony.
He has written music for the Fort Worth Symphony, independent films, commercials, and the award-winning website www.HowItShouldHaveEnded.com, featured on the Starz Network.
Dr. English also served as the recording session contractor for the G3 Productions studio in Fort Worth, and he was formerly the staff arranger/producer at Anchor Church in Keller, Texas. He currently directs the orchestra at First Baptist Church of Euless, TX and acts as the recording session producer at Harbor House Studios. His new solo trombone, jazz, and brass CD, Collage, is available on iTunes and at cdbaby.com. Dr. English and his wife, Stephanie, reside in North Richland Hills with their daughter, Lexi, and two dogs, Trooper and Snoop Dogg.
Dr. Bryan English
B.A. TCU, 2000
M.M. UNT, 2002
D.M.A. UNT, 2005