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Kayla Bryan


2023 Fellow

Kayla Bryan, from Guilford, Connecticut, is a master’s degree student of Ilya Kaler at Cleveland Institute of Music. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at Lynn University Conservatory of Music where she studied with Elmar Oliveira. She began studying at The Hartt School Community Division at age four with Donna Ngai. She was a prize winner at the David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar Concerto Competition, Hamden Symphony Concerto Competition, Connecticut Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, American Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition, and Wallingford Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Kayla was the first place recipient of the Musical Club of Hartford Competition and the Shoreline Arts Alliance Top Talent Award, and she was recently awarded the Scott Sullivan Prize for Post-1950s Piece at the Ronald Sachs International Music Competition, October 2022. Her chamber ensemble, the Obri Quartet, was one of the winners of the Lynn Chamber Music Competition, and the group performed on the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Chamber Music Series in Delray, April 2022. Kayla has attended summer programs including the David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar, the Preludio program at Ithaca College, Greenwood Music Camp, the Cleveland Institute of Music ENCORE Program, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Vivace International Music Festival.