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University of Michigan
Arts Chorale



Bryan Ijames, Conductor


Bryan Ijames

Bryan Anthony Ijames, a native of North Carolina, is a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at the University of Michigan, where he studies with Eugene Rogers. Last year he served as the Assistant Conductor of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club and had the opportunity to make his Lincoln Center Conducting debut at Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY. Bryan also serves as Chancel Choir Director at First United Methodist Church in downtown Ann Arbor.

Prior to coming to Michigan, Bryan taught Secondary Choral Music Education in Central and South Florida for six years. Most recently, he served as the Director of Choral Activities at Park Vista Community High School. His previous conducting experience includes The Ebony Chorale in Palm Beach, Florida, and the Genesis Gospel Choir in High Point, North Carolina. In addition to conducting, Bryan regularly performs as a tenor soloist and is a former member of the semi-professional ensemble Expressivo.

He holds Master of Music degrees in Choral Music Education and Choral Conducting from Mississippi State University('20) and Eastern Kentucky University('14), respectively, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Voice from High Point University('12). Bryan is an active member of ACDA, NANM, NAfME, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.