Ryan Rose is a saxophonist, arranger, and student who recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music.
While at CWRU, Ryan studied saxophone with Greg Banaszak, and played for artists such as Olli-Pekka Tuomisalo, Velvet Brown, Bill Dobbins, and George Weremchuck among others. Ryan has played internationally in Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland, both as a soloist and as part of a saxophone quartet. In 2015, Ryan won the Terr Ronis Memorial Recital Prize, and in 2016 Ryan was awarded first prize in the Great Composers Competition Series: The Art of Woodwinds and Brass. Ryan has played with the following groups:
Ryan also served as president and music director for CWRU's premiere all-male a cappella group, Speakeasy. For this group Ryan has written over a dozen arrangements of contemporary songs. He has also arranged for female a cappella, mixed a cappella, and various non-choral chamber groups.
Ryan is currently attending Georgia Institute of Technology in pursuit of a Masters degree in Music Technology. He is a Graduate Research Assistant under Jason Freeman, and the software lead on TuneTable, a tangible user interface for teaching middle- and high-school kids computational concepts while making music.
Ryan's research interests center around groups of people and collaboration in music. How can a mass of people influence a performance as a set of individuals? How can technological performances communicate system behavior to an audience? In what ways can audience interaction be accessible yet musically stimulating?