Bryan Proksch is assistant professor of music at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he coordinates instruction in musicology, music theory, aural skills. His research centers on the reception and “revival” of Haydn’s music in the early twentieth century, though he also works more generally on Viennese Classicism. He has written extensively on the history and repertoire of the trumpet. His essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Musicological Society (2011), the Journal of Musicological Research (2009), the Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Center (2012), the Historic Brass Society Journal (2008 & 2011), the International Trumpet Guild Journal (2003, 2007, 2009, & 2011) and elsewhere. His entry on Herb Alpert is forthcoming in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He has spoken at symposia held by the Haydn Festspiele in Eisenstadt, Austria (2011), by the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna (2006), by York University in Toronto, Canada (2009) and at meetings of the American Musicological Society (2005 & 2008) and the Historic Brass Society (2008 & 2010). In 2007 he received grants from the Avenir Foundation and from McNeese for a month’s residence at the Schönberg Center to study that composer’s aesthetics and analytic techniques. In 2010 the Historic Brass Society gave him the Joe Utley Foundation Streitwieser Award for his ongoing work on trumpet history. His service includes working as the creator and editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal’s “Repertoire Corner” column, as the newsletter/website editor for the Historic Brass Society, and as the organist and music director at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lake Charles. In 2012 he earned his Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists.
Last updated December 2012