Roger Bryant, tenor, is an Assistant Professor of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he teaches Voice, Diction for Singers, and Graduate Vocal Pedagogy. He has also taught at Texas Christian University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Ambassador University. In addition, he has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Voice at the University of Texas at Tyler, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Paris Junior College.
He has been a finalist in the Lyric Opera of Chicago auditions, a national winner of the San Francisco Opera auditions, and has performed with the Spring Opera Theater, a subsidiary company of the San Francisco Opera.
Mr. Bryant has performed with the Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Akron, and New Mexico Symphony Orchestras, among others. He has also performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the William Hall Chorale, and the Bodensee Symphonie Orchester of Germany. He has been a member of the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, appearing as tenor soloist in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, on the group's tour of southern France. He performed the same work in Carnegie Hall as a member of the Robert Shaw Festival Singers.
Mr. Bryant has earned the Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees, and has been awarded the Performer's Certificate in Voice, all from Texas Christian University. He and his family reside in Sulphur Springs, Texas, where his wife, Lyna Jane, also a graduate of TCU, has been active in elementary school music, piano instruction, church music, including children’s choir and organ/piano, and in the Northeast Texas Choral Society, as chorister and accompanist.