Courtney Bryan
2018-19, 2020-21
Past Honorable Mention Mentor

Courtney Bryan is a composer and pianist and the Albert and Linda Mintz Professor of Music at Newcomb College in the School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University. She holds a DMA in Composition from Columbia University. Bryan’s award-winning music draws on jazz and other types of experimental music, as well as traditional gospel, spirituals, and hymns. She was the 2018 music recipient of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, a 2019-20 recipient of the Samuel Barber Rome Prize in Music Composition, and is currently a recipient of a 2020-21 Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, and a 2020 United States Artists Fellow.