March 12, 2020: "Shetland" from Miniatures for Solo Piano has been selected to be included in the NewMusicShelf Anthology of New Music: Solo Piano, Vol. 1 arriving in 2021. Find out more info here.
January 10, 2020: "These are the Days When Birds Come Back" from Songs of Summer will be performed by Mezzo-Soprano Lisa Neher and pianist Stephanie Thompson at Lewis & Clark College at 3:00 on January 26.
June 1, 2017: Ryan's piece, Taured, was named the winner of the Second City Chamber Series Young Composer's Contest! The Volta Piano Trio will perform Taured at The Great Hall of Annie Wright School in Tacoma, Washington on October 13, 2017. Click
here for more information. They will also be performing Taured at the Icicle Creek Center for the Performing Arts Concert Series in Leavenworth, Washington on October 14.
April 19, 2017: Ryan's arrangement of Pomp and Circumstance for string quartet is now available through SMP Press here.
February 9, 2017: The Dahlia Trio will be performing Taured as part of the Fresh Ink concert at the Lawrence Arts Center on March 11 at 7:30. Click here for tickets and more information.
October 15, 2016: Ryan's arrangements of "Here Comes the Sun", "All You Need is Love", and "Love Me Tender" are available through SMP Press here.
March 5, 2016: Flight of the Falcon was performed by the South Texas Honor Band under the direction of Brian Shelton at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.
August 7, 2015: Ryan has accepted the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.
April 12, 2015: Taured will be performed by the Dahlia Trio at the Lawrence Arts Center on Sunday, April 19 at 3:00. Visit http://lawrenceartscenter.org/nine-forty-live/ for more information.
March 9, 2015: Fanfare for O will be premiered by the Olathe East Symphonic Band at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City on March 12 at 7:00. Tickets are $15. They will also be performing it at Chicago Symphony Center in April.
Feb. 21, 2015: Escape, originally composed for flute and piano, has been adapted for violin and piano by Caitlin Foster and Tricia Frasure for their duo, Ascending. They will perform it at the Ball State New Music Festival in Muncie, Indiana on March 12.
Feb. 17, 2015: A recording of Taured has been posted in the Compositions and Recordings section.
Feb. 5, 2015: The Kansas City Wind Symphony will be premiering my transcription of the first movement of Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 "Romantic". They will be performing the entire symphony with the other two movements transcribed by Norman Goldberg and Francis McBeth. The concert is February 8 at 7:00 at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, Kansas. Visit http://kcwindsymphony.org/ for more information.
Nov. 24, 2014: Taured for piano trio will be performed by the Dahlia Trio on KPR 91.5 in the Lawrence/Kansas City Area on Wed. Nov. 26 at 11:00 am. They will also perform it on Sun. Nov. 30 at 2:30 pm at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence. Tickets are $10.
June 1, 2014: Trio Pastorale has been published by JPM Publications.
Feb. 9, 2014: Solar Wind has been selected for performance at SCI's (Society of Composers Inc.) 2014 National Conference at Ball State University. The dates are March 20-22.
Nov. 10, 2013: Songs of Summer will be premiered by mezzo-soprano Lisa Neher and pianist Jason Sifford at Congregational United Church of Christ in Iowa City, Iowa at 6:00 on November, 23.
Sept. 15, 2013: Flux for Violin and Electronics performed by Daniel Mihai at Mihail Jora Concert Hall in Bucharest, Romania.
May 14, 2013: A recording of my new electronic piece, Five Drops of Poison, has been posted under the Compositions and Recordings tab.
February 26, 2013: Toy Box selected for the Audiograft Festival 2013 Online Jukebox in Oxford, England. Check it out here.
October 7, 2012: Trails performed at Soundcrawl in Nashville
October 6, 2012: New Haven Overture performed by the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Concert Band as part of SCI's Region VI conference at West Texas A&M University
August 1, 2012: Interplay premiered at ClarinetFest 2012 in Lincoln, Nebraska by Pararo
August 2012: Interplay, Escape, and Solar Wind published by Potenza Music
February 15, 2012: Solar Wind performed by Michael Spicer at Oklahoma State University's Festival of Contemporary Music