Bryan Chuan, DMA

Lecturer of Piano
Bryan Chuan


Bryan Chuan serves as lecturer of piano at the University of Nevada Reno. He previously held appointments at Arkansas State University and completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he taught class piano and served as a collaborative pianist.

Bryan has an active career as a performer, collaborative artist and pedagogue. He has been a featured soloist with the Denver Pops Orchestra, Reno Chamber Orchestra, UNR Symphony Orchestra, Harvard Pops Orchestra and Northeastern Wind Symphony. His recent solo recitals have included lesser-known works Bohuslav Martinu, Albert Roussel, and Max Reger, and he completed his doctoral dissertation on stylistic comparisons in Reger's Sechs Intermezzi, Opus 45. He has served as a rehearsal pianist for Nevada Chamber Opera, Lowell House Opera, Reno Philharmonic Chorus and various choirs, helping prepare opera productions, guest soloists and other performances. Bryan is also an avid organist, serving as an organist for congregations in Colorado and Nevada and a frequent guest performer for the Pipes on the River recital series at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Reno, Nevada.

Bryan recently presented at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National and State conferences and National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) on works from the Walker-Hill Collection at the University of Colorado Boulder, which features an extensive archive of piano repertoire by African American Women composers. He has also presented at the Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium on teaching students with ADD.

Bryan received his MM in Piano Performance from the University of Nevada, Reno and a B.A. in Music from Harvard University, where he received the Wister Prize in Music for the music student with the highest academic record. His primary instructors and advisors include Dr. Andrew Cooperstock and Dr. James Winn.


  • DMA, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • MM, Piano Performance, University of Nevada, Reno
  • B.A., Music, Harvard University