Hailed as a “composer and pianist of panoramic interest” by The New York Times, Courtney Bryan has been named the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s first Creative Partner. Bryan collaborated with the orchestra in the past including the premier of her work Rejoice in 2019. The three-year appointment that started this season extends through June 2023. Equally important to her artistic role, Bryan will strengthen the impact of the LPO’s education and community programs. A new project includes work with the LPO’s Music for Life program to workshop the process of improvisation and composition with young members of the New Orleans community.