C o m p o s i t i o n
Ryan has been composing original music for a variety of instruments and ensembles since 2003. He received a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2008, studying with John Drumheller, Richard Toensing, Daniel Kellogg, and Carter Pann.
His recent works include Stasis for solo marimba, Shattered for soprano and string sextet, and ConCATentation for solo flute. Please see below for a full list of original compositions, along with scores and recordings.
Ryan is available for commission and consortium. Please email him for more details!
A r r a n g i n g
Ryan has been arranging music for small and large ensembles for over a decade. He has arranged multiple grade levels of marching band shows (with and without percussion reduction), as well as a variety of chamber ensembles. He has worked closely with renowned arrangers such as Doug Thrower of the Bluecoats (DCI).
He also offers transcription and engraving services. Transcriptions are available from score reduction or audio only (higher rate) and can be transcribed into a lead sheet, midi/XML (notation software such as Finale or Sibelius) file, or arranged for a specific instrumentation. Engraving is available for the creation of polished, professional-looking scores for your music or from old copies.
If you are interested in hiring Ryan for music arranging, transcription, or engraving, please email him.
L i s t o f O r i g i n a l C o m p o s i t i o n s
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Stasis, solo marimba, 7’
Fanfare for Orchestra, symphony orchestra, 2.5’
Premiered by the Lamont Symphony Orchestra
Shattered, soprano voice and string sextet, 16'
ConCATenation, solo flute, 2’
Ancient Tombs, large wind ensemble (grade 5), 9’
Quintet, brass quintet, 4’
Wings, concert band (grade 3), 4’
Vocalise, soprano instrument/voice and piano, 8.5’
Prelude for Strings, string orchestra, 3’
Variable Instrumentation Series, solos, duets, & trios (grade 2-4), 1’-3’
Amazon Factory, marimba quartet, 4'
Still Flow, trumpet duet, 3.5'
Alone, SSATB choir, 7’
Premiered by CU Collegiate Chorale on Pendulum New Music Series
Vista Ruminare, solo trumpet and piano, 7.5’
Reveille Trumpet Collective Composition Competition, honorable mention
This Quiet, soprano, cello, & piano, 6’
CU Undergraduate Composition Competition, winner
Amiranda, clarinet and piano, 4’
Mango (Tango), violin and piano, 4’
Good Politics Radio Jingle, radio podcast theme song, 0.5'
Two-Part Invention, solo piano, 1.5'
Constructions (in 5 movements), trumpet sextet, 10.5'
Racquetball Fanfare, trumpet quartet, 0.5'
Music a la Modes, trumpet, flugelhorn & violin, 1.5'
Story of a Soldier, solo piano, 6'
Piano Sonata #1, solo piano, 5’
Dreamsong, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, & cello, 3'
Chaconne, wind ensemble, 2.5'
Snowy Holiday, brass quintet, 3.5’
A Few Minor Variations, brass quintet, 2’
String Quartet, string quartet, 2’