Dr. Robert L. Bryant III is an assistant professor of music and music education coordinator at Tennessee State University. He earned degrees from Florida A&M University (B.S.), Florida State University (M.M.E.), Georgia Southern University (M.Ed.) and Mercer University (Ph.D.). Before his current role, Dr. Bryant taught middle school and high...

Dr. Robert L. Bryant III is an assistant professor of music and music education coordinator at Tennessee State University. He earned degrees from Florida A&M University (B.S.), Florida State University (M.M.E.), Georgia Southern University (M.Ed.) and Mercer University (Ph.D.). Before his current role, Dr. Bryant taught middle school and high school band in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama in urban, suburban and rural Title I schools. Bryant was recognized as a 2022 Yamaha “40 Under 40” music educator.

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