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  Dr. Amity Bryson
Music Department Chair
Amity.Bryson@Avila.edu
816.501.3651

Dr. Amity Bryson, Music Department Chair, teaches various music courses including applied voice, and directs both Avila Singers and University Singers. Dr. Bryson completed her doctoral work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and holds both a BS Ed in music education and a MM in voice performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she is also an alumnae of Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. In addition to previous faculty appointments at William Woods University and Westminster College, Dr. Bryson has taught in the public school systems at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Dr. Bryson is active in local, state, and national professional music organizations. As a member of the board of the Kansas City Metro chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing for the last two years, Dr. Bryson was recently appointed president of the chapter for a two-year term. She also serves on the state board of Missouri Choral Directors Association as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choirs.

As a lyric soprano, Dr. Bryson continues to perform on both the recital and opera stage. Recent recitals include a program of art songs by women composers, featuring In a Persian Garden by Liza Lehmann. Opera roles have included Zerlina, Juliette, and Ännchen, but most memorable was her portrayal of Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel.

 

  Anne Walker
Music Artist-in-Residence
Anne.Walker@Avila.edu


Anne has a wide-variety of performing experiences, which include soloist appearances with the Austin Symphony, the University of Northern Colorado, Phoenix Symphony, Kansas Bach Choir, and the Lyric Opera Arizona.  She has directed, adjudicated, and mentored in several local schools and musical theatre programs.   Most recently she has been a member of the Avila Department of Music as an adjunct faculty member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe English
Adjunct Faculty, Guitar
Joe.English@Avila.edu


 
     
     



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