Bryson E. Mortensen graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in music peformance in 2005 and a master's degree in music in 2007. While attending BYU, Mortensen participated in BYU Singers.
After completing his master's degree, Mortensen attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to pursue a doctoral degree in choral conducting. There Mortensen and fellow BYU Singer Daniel McDavitt formed the Heritage Singers choral group. Many of the participants are BYU Alumni, and the group helps its members develop their musical talents.