Bryan Black

Director of worship Arts & Choral Music,
North Avenue Presbyterian Church

Bryan has worked as a church musician, conductor, educator, and arts advocate in Atlanta since 1994. He first trained as an organist and pianist at the undergraduate level (BM in church music, Samford Univeristy), then pursued choral music at the graduate level (MM
in conducting, Florida State). Bryan was invited to establish the Georgia Symphony Orchestra Chorus in 2007. The chorus now numbers some 90 voices and draws talented professional and amateur singers from across the area. For ten years he conducted The DeKalb Choral Guild, a community chorus based in Tucker. Over this time the choir tripled in size, made tours of Germany, Italy and the Czech
Republic, appeared three times at the Piccolo Spoleto festival in Charleston, performed for the Georgia ACDA state convention and released its first professional recording. For his contributions to the city’s cultural life he was named a “Lexus Leader in the Arts” by Atlanta Public Broadcasting in 2003. In August 2017, Bryan was appointed the National Chair for Music and Worship for the American Choral Directors Association. He lives in Marietta with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Margaret.