Bryan began his musical career in Vancouver, BC while earning his Bachelor of Music at UBC with Julia Nolan. During his studies, he performed with many bands and orchestras and in a number of musical theatre productions including "Hello! Dolly", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", "Oliver" and "Westside Story". During this time Bryan also studied and had lessons with JT Platt, Campbell Ryga, Shirley Diamond and Eugene Rousseau. Upon graduation in 2001, Bryan began a three-year term as a musician and bandleader with Carnival Cruise Lines, where he performed many music genres ranging from classical to country andjazz to pop. In 2004, Bryan began his Master of Music in saxophone and woodwinds with Dr. Jeremy Brown at the University of Calgary. He graduated in spring 2006. While in Calgary, Bryan had the opportunity to perform with many fine musicians and ensembles including the Prime Time Big Band and members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He also taught privately and conducted clinics. Bryan has performed solo recitals in many venues in Vancouver and Calgary and was an assistant director and saxophone instructor at the UBC Summer Music Institute for nine years. He was a featured performer with the 2006 National Concert Band of Canada.