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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Ryan Van Scoyk

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Ryan Van Scoyk
Website: http://www.ryanvanscoyk.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Kent Hance Chapel
Presentation Title: Saint-Saëns String Quartet No. 1
Type of Presentation: Student Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18

Saxophonist Ryan Van Scoyk hails from Aurora, Colorado, and
is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from the University of
Colorado, where he serves as a graduate teaching assistant. He holds a Master’s Degree in Saxophone
Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music,
and graduated summa cum laude from
Colorado State University with Bachelor’s Degrees in Saxophone Performance and
Music Education. Ryan is an active
performer, educator, and recording artist in classical, jazz, popular, and
sacred settings. Having a particular
passion for chamber music, Ryan is a regular member of the Black Diamond
Quartet, Promethean Quartet (finalists, Alice Coleman International Chamber
Music Competition 2013), and Ubuntu Duo with marimbist Staci Toma (Honorable
Mention, Southern California International Marimba Competition 2014). The most recent of Ryan’s recording projects,
Somewhere Between, was released in late
2015 and features music which bridges the gap between jazz, classical, and pop

Ensemble Bio:

The Black
Diamond Quartet is the graduate saxophone quartet from the University of
Colorado-Boulder, under the instruction of Tom Myer. Formed in the fall of 2015, the quartet
strives to advance the genre of saxophone quartet by performing a diverse catalogue
of standard repertoire, new music, and original transcriptions in a variety of
styles. Members of the quartet include
Ryan Van Scoyk, soprano, Robert Ward, alto, Chris Ruiz, tenor, and Sean
Edwards, baritone. 


Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Robert Ward Saxophone Robert Ward is an active performer and teacher in the Denver, Colorado area.  Ward has been th . . .
Chris Ruiz Saxophone Chris Ruiz is a native of Austin, Texas. He began playing the saxophone in 2001. In 2007, Chris ent . . .
Sean Edwards Saxophone Sean Edwards is a First Year Doctorate student at the University of Colorado Boulder where he studie . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
String Quartet No. 1 Camille Saint-SaŽns, arr. Ryan Van Scoyk 18