Bryan Zaros is a young American conductor recognized for his “strong musical imagination” and “deep sense of musicality and communication.” Bryan is the Associate Director of Music and Choirmaster at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 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 Central City Chorus, Music Director of the Pro Arte Chorale 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 and on the Advisory Board to Music Sacra New York, and is a conductor for the American Federation Pueri Cantores.
A native New Yorker, Bryan 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, NYC. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Michigan, and is a candidate ABD for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting at the Manhattan School of Music.
Recent conducting engagements have included invitations with choirs and orchestras throughout the USA, Europe and South America. Most notably, he has conducted ensembles at Alice Tully Hall-Lincoln Center, at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., at American Choral Directors 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. He is a recipient of several conducting awards and fellowships, including an American Prize award in Conducting.
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