Originally from Enid, Oklahoma, soprano Brooke Bryant received her PhD in Musicology from the CUNY Graduate Center in September 2009. A specialist in Baroque gesture, Brooke has staged several productions, including a performance of Bach's Cantata 202 as part of a conference held at Columbia University's Italian Academy and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She holds a BA from Wellesley College.
Brooke studies with Sally Sanford, with whom she also collaborates as a duet partner. She has performed with esteemed ensembles such as Sendebar, Ensemble Chantarelle, Musique de la Reine, the Clarion Music Society and CUNY�s Contemporary Ensemble. Recent roles include "Aretea" in Hasse�s Alcide al Bivio and "Ida" in Die Fledermaus. Brooke is passionate about new music and has premiered operatic and chamber works by composers Dan Shore and Bob Lukomski.
Brooke currently serves as Major Gifts Officer for Hospital for Special Surgery. She also teaches voice and song composition at Daniel's Music Foundation, a nonprofit offering free music classes to people with disabilities in NYC. She has taught at Manhattan College, the College of Staten Island and Hunter College and given lectures at such institutions as Princeton University, Columbia University, the University of Utah, Oxbridge Academy and the University of Texas at Austin. She has also presented papers at conferences hosted by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the North American British Studies Association and the National Early Music Association (York, England).