Bryen Warfield is the Director of Bands and Orchestra Director at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he co-directs the Homestead Spartan Alliance Band and serves as the conductor of the Homestead Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band. Prior to his tenure at Homestead, Warfield was the Assistant Director of Bands at Whiteland Community High School, where he helped oversee four concert bands, three jazz bands, marching band, and taught music theory. Ensembles under Warfield’s direction have received numerous Gold Ratings “With Distinction” at Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) events and Class Champion, Regional Champion, and Caption Award Winners at Bands of America (BOA) events. Most recently, the Homestead Symphony Orchestra was a Featured Ensemble at the Indiana Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference in January 2020 and was invited to perform at the 2023 Music for All National Festival along with the Homestead Wind Ensemble.
Warfield received his Bachelor of Music degree in Tuba Performance with Emphasis in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Louisville and Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from The Ohio State University. He served as a graduate conducting associate with the band department, taught courses in conducting, and was a Graduate Assistant Director with The Ohio State University Marching Band.
Warfield is an active performer, adjudicator, clinician, and conductor throughout the United States. He serves as the Co-Conductor and tubist with the Old Crown Brass Band of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Warfield maintains affiliations with Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity, Conductor’s Guild, NAfME, and ASTA.