In 2013 Bryan returned to his hometown to become the Orchestra Director of Caledonia High School following the retirement of his first mentor and teacher Peter DeLille. In 2015 he became the Orchestra Director of Troy High School, a national award winning orchestral program north of Detroit. There he directed four ensembles, including the Symphony Orchestra as well as the Troy High Fiddlers, in a program of 240 string players as well as a full complement of winds and brass. He remained active in the string education and outreach community, serving as Treasurer for the Michigan American String Teachers Association and Director of the Michigan Bass Fest. He also served as Assistant Conductor of the Dearborn Youth Symphony, and conducted the Detroit Civic Youth Orchestra and Oakland Youth Orchestras as well.
During the summers, Bryan conducts the Masterworks Orchestra at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Western Michigan and has been a part of the administration of the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington since 2011.