• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Production Credits
  • Professional Experience
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Erin K. Bryan

Assistant Professor of Music and Voice Area Coordinator

[email protected]
Office: Rodman 151, ext. 8120

Basic Information


  • B.Mus., Lawrence University
  • M.Mus., University of Louisville
  • D.Mus., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught


  • Foundations in Music
  • World Music
  • Group Voice
  • Applied Voice Lessons


  • Opera
  • Musical Theater
  • Historical Musicology
  • Lyric Diction
  • Vocal Pedagogy

Awards & Honors

  • Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Nebraska District) Gary Jones Memorial Award, 2018
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Teaching Assistantship in Opera, 2015-2018
  • 2nd Place, National Opera Association Production Competition, Division VI: The Turn of the Screw (Governess), 2017
  • 1st Place, National Opera Association Production Competition, Division III: Transformations (#2/Anne Sexton), 2016
  • 2nd Place, National Opera Association Production Competition, Division IV: Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna), 2015
  • Performance-based Lawrence Conservatory Trustee Scholarship, 2008-2012
  • 1st Place, Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing Auditions, 2009


  • “Often Unedited and Consistently Underestimated: Soprano Arias in the Late Neapolitan Operas of Niccolò Jommelli” (DMA Dissertation) University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2018

Areas of Interest

  • Solo vocal literature for adolescent voices
  • 18th-century opera
  • Early music
  • Historically informed performance practices
  • Vocal health
  • Voice pedagogy in classical and CCM styles

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Pi Kappa Lambda
  • Sigma Alpha Iota professional music fraternity for women

Production/Performance Credits

Significant Recent Opera/Musical Theatre Roles:

  • Rosalinda, Die Fledermaus - Madison, WI
  • Josephine, H.M.S. Pinafore - Madison, WI
  • Nellie Forbush, South Pacific - Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Governess, The Turn of the Screw - Madison, WI
  • #2/Anne Sexton, Transformations - Madison, WI
  • Annina, La Traviata - Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro - Madison, WI
  • Asilah, A Woman in Morocco - Louisville, KY
  • Goldentrill, The Impresario - Louisville, KY
  • Estelle, The Stronger - Louisville, KY
  • Annina, La Traviata - Lafayette, IN; Hanover, IN; Owensboro, KY

Significant Recent Orchestral & Chamber Engagements

  • In Tua Memoria: Late Medieval Reflections on the Virgin Mary - Milwaukee, WI
  • Schubertiade - Appleton, WI
  • Soprano soloist, Run Ye Shepherds to the Light (Michael Haydn) - Des Moines, IA
  • Soprano soloist, Ein Deutsches Requiem (Brahms) - Pella, IA
  • Soprano soloist, Cantata 79 (Bach) - Saint Paul, MN
  • Soprano soloist, Cantata 37 (Bach) - Chicago, IL
  • Soprano soloist, Stabat Mater (Pergolesi) - Louisville, KY
  • Soprano soloist, Coronation Mass in C Major (Mozart) - San Jose, Costa Rica

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer of Voice, Central College
  • Beginning Voice Faculty - Madison Early Music Festival