Ryan Webber joins the BSU faculty in 2017 as adjunct professor. He received a Bachelor of Music from University of California, Irvine, studying under David Stetson, and a Master of Music from University of Kansas, studying under Dr. Michael Davidson. Additional studies have been completed with Michael Hoffman, Jim Kraft, and Graeme Mutchler.
As an orchestral musician, Mr. Webber has performed with the Bemidji, Heartland, Southeast Kansas, Kansas City Civic, and Corona Symphony Orchestras. In addition to performances around the United States, Mr. Webber recently toured China with the MasterWorks Festival Orchestra. Some artists he has performed with include Natalie Cole, Bill Watrous, Jim Oatts, and Michael W. Smith. Other notable performing experiences include the Topeka Jazz Workshop Big Band and in the pit for Topeka Civic Theatre.
Mr. Webber also maintains an active schedule as a conductor. He was the Assistant Conductor for the Lawrence Youth Symphony, which doubled in size during his tenure. Other groups he has worked with include the Topeka Collegiate Band, Symphonette Orchestra of the Youth Orchestras of Kansas City, La Primavera Youth Orchestra, and Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California. Mr. Webber also recently joined the staff of Northern Light Opera Company as their pit orchestra director.
Mr. Webber currently teaches low brass methods, applied low brass, co-directs the trombone choir, and co-directs the BSU pep band.