Bryant has degrees in organ performance from Drake University and Valparaiso University, where she studied with Russell Saunders, Carl Staplin and Philip Gehring. She also has earned the colleague certificate from the American Guild of Organists. She has played recitals in Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia, including one for the AGO Regional Convention in 2011. She also has certificates in piano pedagogy and has taught piano and organ for a number of years. She has a degree in music education from Fairmont State University and is an experienced classroom general music teacher. She was a consultant for Chalice Hymnal and wrote several articles for the related Companion.
Bryant is active in the Central Iowa Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. She has been Grinnell College organist and Organ AMA since 2001.