Dr. Bryan Zaros is an American conductor recognized for his “strong musical imagination” and “deep sense of musicality and communication.” He is the Associate Director of Music & Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City where he leads the Cathedral Choirs, Orchestra and Brass in liturgical as well as concert performances in the grand space of the world’s largest Gothic cathedral. He is also the Music Director of the Pro Arte Chorale, Music Director of Central City Chorus and a frequent guest lecturer at the Manhattan School of Music and at music conferences throughout the USA. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Choral Consortium, on the Advisory Board to Music Sacra New York and is a conductor for the American Federation Pueri Cantores.
Recent conducting engagements have included invitations with choirs and orchestras throughout the USA, Europe and South America. Most notably he has conducted ensembles at David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., at American Choral Director’s Association Conferences, on the film set at Warner Bros. Studios and at various cathedrals in England including Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral-London and Canterbury Cathedral. In the summer of 2023, he returns to England conducting choirs at Westminster Abbey, Ely, Lincoln and Liverpool Cathedrals.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Zaros began his professional musical training as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus and as a boy chorister at The Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College, a Master of Music degree in Conducting from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the Manhattan School of Music. He is a recipient of several conducting awards and fellowships including an American Prize award in Conducting.
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