Conductor RYAN TANI recently completed his two-year tenure as the Orchestral Conducting Fellow for the Yale Philharmonia under Music Director Peter Oundjian, where he was the 2021 recipient of the Dean's Prize for artistic excellence in his graduating class. Committed to meaningful community music-making, Ryan has begun his tenure as Conductor of the Bozeman Symphonic Choir. He frequently serves as Cover Conductor for the Colorado and Bozeman Symphonies and also serves on the faculty at the Montana State University School of Music.
Highlights of the 2022-2023 Season include appearances with the Colorado Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, Second String Orchestra, and Montana State University Symphony.
Ryan recently concluded his tenure as Music Director of the Occasional Symphony in Baltimore. A fierce advocate of new music, Ryan curated over 20 commissions from Baltimore-based composers during his four-year directorship of OS. As Resident Conductor of the New Music New Haven series, he has collaborated, under guidance of Aaron Jay Kernis, with Yale University composition students and faculty.
Ryan is also a graduate of the Peabody Institute where he studied conducting with Marin Alsop and Markand Thakar, and of the University of Southern California, where he studied voice with Gary Glaze. In 2015, he was declared the winner of the ACDA Undergraduate Student Conducting Competition at their national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to his studies at Yale and Peabody, Ryan has also studied conducting with Larry Rachleff, Donald Schleicher, and Gerard Schwarz. Ryan currently resides in Bozeman, Montana, where he can be found outdoors on a trail run, or in the practice room with his violin.