Ryan Ellis continues to conduct and inspire singers and audiences alike in his third season as Artistic Director of ChoralSounds Northwest.
Ryan has been an active conductor, organist and vocal coach for the past 16 years in Louisiana, Massachusetts, Bermuda, and now Washington State. He is currently finishing a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting at the University of Washington with Geoffrey Boers and Giselle Wyers. Ryan is an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University where he directs the Men’s Choir and lectures classes. He is also Director of Music Ministries at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Bellevue.
Prior to moving to Seattle, Ryan was Director of the Bermuda Chamber Choir and co-founder of the Bermuda Festival Orchestra. He led an annual concert series that was often attended by royal dignitaries of the small island and enjoyed by a large audience. Two concerts were featured in a national television broadcast. While serving as Director of Music at the Anglican Cathedral, Ryan had the opportunity to perform for visiting Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during the country’s 400th anniversary year.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Music in both Composition and Organ Performance and a Master of Music in choral conducting. He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and American Guild of Organists.