Bryan Dawn, 16, is an 11th grade student at Clear Creek High School and began studying double bass in 2014. His school orchestra director is Mrs. Katherine Grobey (Dupere), and he is currently studying bass with Lavelle Florence. This is his first season performing with Virtuosi of Houston. Other youth orchestra experiences include performances with the Bay Area Youth Symphony for their 2017–18 season. He participated in the 2016–17 TMEA Region String Orchestra and the 2017–18 and 2018–19 Region Symphonies. During the 2017–18 school year, he auditioned for the TMEA All-State orchestras and advanced to the Area round, and during the 2018–19 school year, he qualified for the TMEA All-State Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2015, he has participated in the Jeff Bradetich Double Bass Camps (Intermediate Camp and Masterclasses) and he hopes to pursue a career as a symphony bassist. Aside from music, he enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with his family.