Biography

Bryce Newton is a composer, arranger, and music educator in Dayton, Ohio. He currently serves on the faculty of the Kettering City Schools as the District Coordinator of Music, where he supervises the K-12 music program.

Previously, Bryce served as a band director for 18 years, leading concert, marching, and jazz ensembles.

Mr. Newton’s compositions have been performed across the globe, including at the Midwest International Band & Orchestra convention in Chicago, as well as the Thailand International Band & Orchestra Festival. He was named a composer of a “top 100” new work for wind band in 2020 by Bandworld Magazine.

Most recently, two of his works for band and orchestra were featured as “Top Music Education Products” for 2023 by School Band & Orchestra Magazine. Mr. Newton’s compositions are on state festival lists in Texas, Indiana, and his home state of Ohio. His music for concert and jazz ensembles is published with the RWS Music Company and the C.L. Barnhouse Company.

Bryce received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he studied music composition and arranging with composer David Shaffer.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Music, Music Education - Miami University, Oxford OH.

Commissions & Awards

  • 2022 - "Unconquered Soul" - Coy Middle School, Beavercreek City Schools, OH
  • 2022 - "Red Embers" - Sinclair College Wind Symphony, Dayton, OH
  • 2024 - "Oakwood Centennial" - Oakwood Band Parents Association, Oakwood High School, OH

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Featured Works/Titles

  • Spark Of Creation

    By: Bryce Newton

    Concert / Festival

  • A Ride Through The Haunted Mansion

    By: Bryce Newton

    Light / Novelty

  • Codebreakers

    By: Bryce Newton

    Concert / Festival

  • Memories Eternal

    By: Bryce Newton

    Lyrical

  • Santa’s Workshop Samba

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • Above The Line

    By: Bryce Newton

    Marches / Galops

  • Cyber Santa

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • Chase The Heat

    By: Bryce Newton

    Light / Novelty

  • Santa’s Workshop Samba

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • The Spirit Box

    By: Bryce Newton

    Light / Novelty

  • Bad Elf!

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • Christmas Salsa

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • Up on the Hip-Hop House Top

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • Friendship Hymn

    By: Bryce Newton

    Lyrical

  • A Year In Three Minutes

    By: Bryce Newton

    Light / Novelty

  • Unconquered Soul

    By: Bryce Newton

    Concert / Festival

  • Without A Trace

    By: Bryce Newton

    Concert / Festival

  • Hawthorn Hill

    By: Bryce Newton

    Marches / Galops

  • Midnight Sea Shanty

    By: Bryce Newton

    Light / Novelty

  • Cyber Santa

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • Bad Elf!

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • Merry Saxmas

    By: Bryce Newton

  • Red Embers

    By: Bryce Newton

    Concert / Festival

  • Peace Noel

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • Bad Elf!

    By: Bryce Newton

    Holiday

  • The Phantom Coach

    By: Bryce Newton

    Programmatic