Rytting, Bryce
Title:
Professor - Music
Office:
FA 721
Phone:
(801) 863-6852
Mail Code:
165
Last Updated: 10/15/14 -
EDUCATION:
Ph.D. in Musicology from Princeton University, 1996
M.F.A. in Musicology from Princeton University, 1986
Künstleriche Reifeprüfung in Conducting from Frankfurt Conservatory, 1981
B.S. in Music Theory from University of Utah, 1977, magna cum laude 

AWARDS:
American String Teachers Association, Utah State Chapter, Outstanding Contribution to Music Education - 2011
National Music Month Award, Provo Arts Council - 2000
Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, BYU School of Music - 1998
Brigham Young University Professor of the Month - 1997
Student Award for Excellence in Teaching, BYU School of Music - 1995
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, BYU Department of Music - 1994
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, BYU Department of Music - 1993

Background
Bryce Rytting's education is unusually varied: his studies in Germany, the U.S. and England have earned degrees in conducting, history and music theory. Princeton University awarded him a Ph.D. and M.F.A. in musicology. Graduate work under Helmuth Rilling at the Frankfurt Conservatory yielded a Künstleriche Reifeprüfung (literally: artistic maturity ) in conducting. And his bachelor degree was magna cum laude from the University of Utah in music theory. He has also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1986 Bryce joined the faculty of the Eastman School of Music. He went to BYU in 1989 where he was named BYU School of Music Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1998 and BYU Professor of the Month in February 1997. Bryce has served as music director of Pro Musica (a choir based in Salt Lake), conductor of the Park City International Music Festival orchestra, guest conductor of the Salt Lake Symphony and Southwest Symphony and Chorus, conductor of orchestras and chamber music coach for several seasons at the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute, and has conducted opera, choir and orchestras at BYU. In 1998 he was named music director of the Utah Valley Symphony and permanent conductor for the Utah Regional Ballet. For his work in the community, he was awarded the National Music Month Award by the Provo Arts Council in 2000. In 2001 Bryce joined the faculty at UVU. He served as music department chair from 2002 until 2010. His wife, Lysa, is a professional harpist. The Ryttings have three children: McKay, Mairin, and Christopher.