Born in Florida in 1926, William Joseph Bryan has seen a good portion of the twentieth century, and writes accordingly of this experience. An Emeritus Professor of Music at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California where he has taught Music History, Appreciation and piano for 28 years. Pre-Stonewall riot saw him as Brian Jennings presenting a concert for ONE INSTITUTE in Los Angelas entitled: MUSIC, THE HERMAPHRODITIC ART in 1964. Under this pseudonymn, various articles and photographs have appeared in early editions of THE ADVOCATE including two cover photo stories. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music, with Leo Sirota, and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Conservatoire National de Paris, France.
Bryan received his Master's Degree in Music Education at the University of Southern California. He traveled around the world during his sabbatical year from 1974 to 1975. He writes extensively about that in his memoirs: FAIRY PUDDING.