Ryan R.

Bassoonist

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Ryan is a senior and this is his third musical.  He is Principal Bassoonist in the Wind Ensemble. He plays trombone in Marching 250+ & Jazz Bands. He plays bassoon in the Livingston Symphony Orchestra.  He played bassoon in the DSO Civic Youth Concert Orchestra last year & the University of Michigan's Youth Symphony Band the past 2 years.  Ryan attended both the Interlochen Fine Arts Camp & University of Michigan MPulse Bassoon Institutes the past two summers. He was bassoonist in the MSBOA MYAF Honors Band, the All-State 4th District Honors Band and the Wayne State University Honors Band in 2017 and the Livingston County Honors Band in 2016 & 2017.  He qualified for State Solo and Ensemble in 2015, 2016 & 2017.  He received an Honorable Mention in the ENKOR International Music Competition for a solo in 2017. Ryan is planning to study Bassoon Performance and Conducting in college.  He would like to give a big thanks to his parents, Gloria and David for their support, and to all his current and previous music teachers for their encouragement.