About the School
Bryan Braue is the Assistant Director of Bands and Admissions Director for the School of Music at the University of South Florida. A native of Vero Beach, Florida, Mr. Braue earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Stetson University while studying under Dr. Bobby Adams, Mr. Anthony Hose, and Dr. David Coash. In 2006, Mr. Braue became the Director of Bands at Clearwater High School where his teaching responsibilities included the Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Music Theory and Music History. In addition to his Clearwater High School responsibilities, Mr. Braue also served as the Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Clearwater Christian College, was the District Chairman for the Florida Bandmasters Association District IX, and was Chairman for the Pinellas All-County Secondary Bands.
From 2011-2013, Mr. Braue attended the University of South Florida, earning a Masters in Instrumental Conducting while studying under Dr. John Carmichael, Dr. Matthew McCutchen, and Dr. William Wiedrich. While pursuing his degree at USF, he served as Graduate Assistant for the Herd of Thunder Marching Band, conducted the “Rumble” Pep Band, served as a guest conductor for the University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, and also assisted with teaching Music Education courses to undergraduate students. Mr. Braue was appointed to his current position at USF in the summer of 2013. In addition to working with the University’s “HOT” Marching Band, he coordinates all aspects of the “Rumble” Pep Band and universities “Horns Up Show Band”, teaches courses in Music Education, and serves as the Executive Director for the School of Music Summer Music Camps, Festival of Winds, and Symphonic Celebration. Outside his responsibilities at USF, Mr. Braue is an active clinician, guest conductor, freelance percussionist, and adjudicator throughout the state of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Music Educators Association, The Florida Bandmasters Association, The National Band Directors Association, The College Band Directors National Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Iota and Tau Beta Sigma.