Bram Wayman: Conductor/Composer

Bram Wayman — Conductor/composer


Here you may find video recordings of Bram’s work leading rehearsal and performance. Bram’s two institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hartford’s Watkinson School and The Ohio State University, restricted choral performance particularly heavily. This, in effect, makes videos from 2019 quite recent. Please check back regularly for more video as Bram returns to the podium!

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Video from Bram's work directly under Kent Tritle is available on a restricted basis. Please contact Bram for details if necessary.

Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms

The OSU Chorale performed Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms under Bram’s direction as his first doctoral recital, on March 10th, 2022. Bram coached the sixty-voice chorus along with instrumentalists from the university's harp and percussion studios; guest artist Raymond Nagem played organ, and Dr. Lee Thompson, rehearsal piano.

Performance: The first movement of the Chichester Psalms.

Rehearsal: Movement ii, in which Bram addresses issues of expression and technique in music of two entirely opposite characters.

Mozart – overture to The Marriage of Figaro

As part of his “rotation” in the Conducting department at Ohio State, Bram began studying under orchestral conductor Miriam Burns and working with the school’s flagship Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2022. He chose the overture to Figaro for the ensemble's mid-semester concert.

Performance: The overture in concert, October 20th, 2022.

Rehearsal: Bram rehearses the overture’s drama and character with the OSU Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 11th, 2022.

The Musical Rhetoric Workshop

Bram founded the Musical Rhetoric Workshop in the autumn of 2019 as a practicum for musicians to experiment with Baroque methods of musical and dramatic expression and storytelling. The inaugural repertoire was Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; the workshop continues in 2023 with Carissimi’s Jonah. Most participants are collegiate and graduate students and young professionals. The rehearsal and performance shown here, from the inaugural Workshop, took place the week of November 10th, 2019, at the Watkinson School in Hartford, Connecticut.

For information on how to take part in the Musical Rhetoric Workshop, please visit its website.

Rehearsal: Work during the first evening of the inaugural Musical Rhetoric Workshop, discussing affect, rhetorical gesture, and the union of the two. Focuses on nos. 36 and 14 in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

Performance: The concluding chorus from Act I and the beginning of Act II of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.