In the summer of 2014, Ryan relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Southern California. Since arriving in the Bay Area, he’s quickly become a fixture in the music scene. He performs regularly with Opera San Jose, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, One Found Sound, Santa Cruz Symphony and Ballet, and Symphony Silicon Valley. He’s also performed with the Oakland Symphony, Marin Symphony, Pacific Chamber Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, California Symphony, Merced Symphony, among others. While in Southern California, he performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic multiple times, recorded and performed with the San Diego Symphony, and performed with numerous orchestras, ballets, and operas. Ryan was Principal Oboe of Orchestra Nova in San Diego and Co-Principal Oboe of the California Chamber Orchestra in Temecula. He’s had concerto appearances with the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, Les Sauvages Americains, and Definiens.
An avid chamber musician, Ryan has been a member of the Vientos Trio (winner of the 2011 Beverly Hills Auditions), West Coast Wind Quintet (Finalist in the 2013 San Diego Chamber Music Competition), Definiens, Santa Monica Symphony Wind Quintet, and many more. Ryan’s devotion to music education was demonstrated while serving as the Music Department Chair of the Idyllwild Arts Academy from 2010-2014. He also taught through the Idyllwild Arts Summer Programs, ChamberFest and Songwriting Workshop. Currently, Ryan runs MidPeninsula Music Academy in Redwood City, and is the oboe faculty for Young Musicians and Artists, a summer arts camp in Oregon.
Ryan studied oboe with Nancy Ambrose King, Martin Shuring, and Marion Kuszyk. He has also participated in master classes with Kathryn Greenbank, Diana Doherty, Bert Lucarelli, among others.