At the University of Redlands Bryan designed a music degree with the School of Music and the Johnston Center for Integrated Studies. The degree covered trumpet performance as well as creativity within the "expansive world of music".
After graduating in June of 2008 Bryan went on to work for a public radio station in Santa Fe, NM where he worked through September 2011. Duties included board-operation, audio production, on-air substitution, voice-overs, and composing, performing and recording original music for various shows. Bryan is currently working for a commercial radio station in Minneapolis, MN doing the same type of work. He has also independently written, performed, recorded and produced 2 full-length albums under the moniker "Lumpy". The first one "From Wilderness Cove" was a nominated finalist in the "2010 New Mexico Music Awards" under the "Best Pop Album" category. Bryan also received two nominations in the "2011 New Mexico Music Awards" in the "Best Instrumental" and "Best Pop Song" categories. Both songs are featured on his brand new album "Life, Man". In addition Mr. Highhill has been performing and recording with a wide range of bands playing anything from hip hop and jazz to funk, reggae and rock. He has also been recording and producing music with and for other musicians.
Brian's latest Lumpy album "Life, Man" was awarded "Best Pop Album" at the 2012 New Mexico Music Awards which took place May 20th, 2012. For more information visit www.newmexicomusicawards.com