Faculty & Staff

Bryan Stenson

Music Fundamentals

Graduate Lecturer

  • Music Fundamentals

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Bryan Hiroto Stenson attended St. Mary’s International School where his parents teach music and choir. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. While there, he was very active in the choral program and sang with their award-winning Choir of the West under the direction of Richard Nance.  Following graduation, he was accepted into the Tacoma Opera Young Artist Program, and served a year-long music internship with the Tacoma Youth Chorus and Charles Wright Academy under the guidance of Judith Herrington. This conducting experience led him to pursue a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. While there, he served as Conducting Fellow for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and Assistant Conductor of the Butler Chorale under the direction of Eric Stark and Henry Leck. During this time he prepared and performed numerous major choral symphonic works including Verdi’s Requiem, Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.  He went on to teach music in Arlington County, Virginia and served as director of the Bel Canto ensemble with the Children’s Chorus of Washington. In 2014 he auditioned for The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and won his current seat as a member of The U.S. Army Voices. He currently is a DMA candidate at George Mason University, and also is the artistic director of the Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg.

Contact Mr. Stenson: bstenson@masonlive.gmu.edu