Ryan is a percussion educator and designer currently in the Cincinnati, OH area. He is the Percussion Director for West Clermont High School. The 2021 season will mark Ryan’s third year with White Sabers as Front Ensemble Arranger. It will also be his fourth year on staff with Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps, and third at Front Ensemble Arranger. Additionally, Ryan serves as a Front Ensemble Instructor and Coordinator for Matrix Performing Arts (2013-present).
Previously, Ryan served as the Front Ensemble Arranger for Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps and Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps. He has also served as the Front Ensemble Instructor for the Empire Statesmen Drum & Bugle Corps, Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, and Front Ensemble Instructor/Coordinator for Capital City Percussion.
Ryan received a B.M. in Music Education from Kent State University, where he studied percussion with Ted Rounds. As a performer in the marching arts, Ryan was a front ensemble member of Matrix Percussion form 2006-2008, taking part in the ensemble’s European Tour in 2008. He was also a member of the Empire Statesmen Drum & Bugle Corps in 2007 & 2009, and the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps in 2008. In 2016, Ryan performed with Matrix International for the 2016 Chiayi City International Band Festival in Chiayi City, Taiwan. In addition to teaching, Ryan is a designer for marching bands and indoor drumlines around the country with Ferguson Design Solutions. Ryan is also an endorser for Innovative Percussion. Ryan is very excited to be with the White Sabers for the 2021 season.