From Dover, DE, raised in Raleigh, NC and living in Nashville, TN, Bryson Finney has always proven to be passionate about whatever he puts his hands to.
Bryson received his BA in Music Education K-12 with a concentration in Clarinet from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. After graduating in 2008, Bryson began his teaching career as a K-5 General Music/Choir Instructor where he gained his footing in the elementary school setting. Some of his accolades include directing choruses of 60-75 voices, planning and implementing numerous musical programs, training/directing performing ensembles for district wide auditioned performances, named Teacher of the Year 2012, and launching a Music Technology Camp. In 2010 Bryson became an instructor at the Family Piano Academy in Raleigh, NC where he was first introduced to the Diamond Piano Method, a piano curriculum he continues to use with his students in Nashville TN today. As a passionate arranger and songwriter, many of Bryson's pieces have been and continue to be written and inspired by his students as well as the communities in which he lives. Upon graduation, Bryson has also served in music ministry at his church. His roles have included directing choirs, leading worship, running rehearsals, and providing workshops focused around vocal health and development. Through these experiences and more, Bryson continued to develop his leadership style, musical ear and passion for music education. In 2014, Bryson moved to Nashville, TN to assist in a church launch in West Nashville. He continues to serve as a keyboardist and vocalist at his current church home in Mt. Juliet, TN.
As Bryson plans for the future, he desires to make an impact in his community and beyond through topic specific master classes, community events, original musical works and more. Bryson's most recent accomplishment has been "We Are Nashville", the theme song for the Nashville based Music Festival "We Are Nashville" building community through music. The song has been performed by several Nashville-based choruses, and twice by the Grammy award winning Nashville Symphony. Bryson co-founded the Music Festival along with several talented music educators. Sponsors include the Metro Nashville Public Schools, Vanderbilt University and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. As a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, Bryson continues to write music of various genres, and seeks to continue developing his craft. Bryson currently resides in Hermitage, TN, a suburb of Nashville, working as the Accelerando Coordinator with the Nashville Symphony, a progressive educational program with the sole purpose of diversifying our American Orchestras. For more information please visit...