About the Director

Bryant Allard
President and Founder of M.U.S.E. Inc.

Bryant Allard, a native of Southern California, is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston earning a Performance Major degree in 1984. After graduating from Berklee, he moved to the San Francisco bay area where he performed as a jazz and latin jazz artist. In 1986 Bryant started his own music education business, M.U.S.E, offering instrumental band programs to private schools for grades 4-8.

In 1993, Bryant relocated with his wife Teri and two year old daughter to Portland Oregon and expanded his M.U.S.E. program to private and public schools while keeping his operations going in the bay area. Currently M.U.S.E. runs instrumental music in over 25 schools in both the bay area and Portland and has a staff of 10 teachers.

Bryant has several Cd’s of his own that he is proud of and has recorded with other groups. He currently performs in the Portland area with his latin jazz band Picante and as a freelance Jazz trumpeter working with some of the world class musicians in Portland including Ron Steen, Ray and Rebecca Hardiman, Greg Gobell, George Mitchell (Pianist for Diana Ross), Phil Baker (bassist for Pink Martini), Dan Presley and singer John Gilmore. He also runs a 17 piece community big band every week for adults called The Portland Woodshed Jazz Orchestra.

His newest project, The Powerhouse Quintet, just released their 2nd Cd which you can hear on most streaming platforms and on their YouTube Channel. There is a very unique story behind this group that you can read about on our webpage. 

Links to his music:

Powerhouse Jazz Quintet

Picante Latin Jazz


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