“I am very happy with the response and tone on all of my Légère reeds. I live in South Georgia where the weather is usually humid and plays havoc with reeds. Since switching to Légère, I have performed in Minnesota, West Texas, and Toronto – all different climates and at different times of the year. Each time, I was able to perform without any difficulties in finding a reed that would work in a new climate. My practice time is much more productive because I am not spending half of it searching for a reed.” – C. Bryan
Carolyn J. Bryan is Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University. Bryan received her Doctoral and Master’s degrees in saxophone literature and performance from Indiana University and the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Dr. Bryan has performed and lectured at the 12th and 13th World Saxophone Congresses, the American University Saxophone Symposium, North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, the Festival of Women Composers International, and meetings of the Florida and Minnesota Music Educators Associations. Dr. Bryan’s research focuses on developmental literature for the saxophone and music by American women composers. She was a contributor to “Women and Music in America Since 1900” and Yamaha’s Educator Series. Bryan has been involved in numerous orchestral, chamber, and solo premiers and recorded with the Winds of Indiana on Eugene Rousseau’s CD “Saxophone Vocalise” and the Savannah Jazz Orchestra’s “Satin Doll”. Dr. Bryan has also served as conductor for Georgia Southern Opera and recently led a professional production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”.
Dr. Bryan has been recognized with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Award for Excellence, CLASS Awards of Distinction in Teaching and Service, and membership in Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda. Dr. Bryan is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Légère Endorsing Artist.