Mr. Brian Pryor
Adjunct Music Faculty
Office: VPA 39
Phone: (217) 206-8238
Mr. Pryor’s Education:
- M.A. Individual Option Program, University of Illinois Springfield
Thesis: “Moving Pictures of Duke Ellington, Fact vs. Fiction”
- B.A. Jazz Studies, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
More about Mr. Pryor:
Mr. Pryor is the instructor for MUS 181: Introduction to Music Technology and a co-instructor for MUS/SOA 281: Music, Technology, and Culture. Mr. Pryor is also the music director of the UIS Basketball Jazz combo.
In addition to his duties at UIS, Mr. Pryor is an accomplished jazz trumpeter and composer in the Central Illinois region. Additionally, he tours with many regional ensembles and works to promote his own jazz projects. Mr. Pryor also works as a recording and production expert.
He completed his B.A. in Jazz Studies at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and his M.A. at UIS in the Individual Option Program, with a concentration on community arts management and music history. His M.A. thesis combined his interests in jazz, music recording, and filmmaking by exploring the legacy of Duke Ellington performances captured on film.