An Assortment Of Links That May Be Of Interest

Schools, Organizations, etc.

University of Victoria School of Music – Where Ryan received his B.Mus

Banff Centre for the Arts – An excellent place for professional development in arts and culture

University of British Columbia School of Music – Where Ryan received his M.Mus

Capilano University BMus Transfer Program – Where Ryan began his post-secondary music education

ICICS – Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at UBC

Open Space – A non-profit artist-run centre for media, art, music, and performance in Victoria

Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music – An excellent place for the younglings to learn/expand upon their musical skills

Canadian Music Centre – The largest collection of Canadian concert music

Vancouver Pro Musica – A non-profit association dedicated to the presentation and promotion of new works by BC composers

Canadian League of Composers – An advocacy group for Canadian composers

Redshift Music Society – A society which focuses on bringing contemporary Canadian composers to the general public

Vancouver New Music – An organization dedicated to the performance of the music of our time

Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch) – An organization that presents contemporary dance, theatre, and music

British Columbia Choral Federation – An organization that promotes and encourages choral activity throughout BC

Musetta Stone – A free online music magazine that Ryan is known to contribute to from time to time

Art Song Lab – The online home of the Vancouver International Song Institute’s Art Song Lab, which pairs poets and composers to create new art song

Composer Gathering – Vancouver-area composers gather monthly for presentations on new and existing works, lively discussions on a variety of musical topics, and news of upcoming events

Ensembles and such

Kamloops Community Band – A concert band in Kamloops

Serious Options – A Kamloops-based chamber choir

Chamber Musicians of Kamloops – A network of chamber musicians and supporters of chamber music in Kamloops

Pacifica Singers – A select vocal ensemble which exists as part of the Vancouver Chamber Choir organization

The Laudate Singers – A North Vancouver-based semi-professional chamber choir

Vancouver Chamber Choir – A 20-voiced professional chamber choir based in Vancouver

The Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra – An orchestra that blends Eastern and Western musical instruments and musical styles

Aventa Ensemble – A Victoria-based new music ensemble

Standing Wave – A Vancouver-based new music ensemble

Ensemble contemporain de Montréal – A Montreal-based new music ensemble

Vancouver Cantata Singers – A Vancouver-based choir

musica intima – An 8-voiced professional chamber choir

Erato Ensemble – An art song chamber collective based in Vancouver

Turning Point Ensemble – A large chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of the past 100 years

Ethos Collective – A Vancouver-based chamber ensemble performing both contemporary classical and improvised music

Piano Pinnacle – A Vancouver-based piano duo

NOVO Ensemble – A dynamic ensemble of classically trained musicians dedicated to the promotion of contemporary chamber music in and around Vancouver

Victoria Doukhobor Choir – The online home of this Russian folk chorus

Composer Types

Christopher Butterfield – The head of composition at UVic

Dorothy Chang – Professor of composition at UBC

Keith Hamel – Professor of composition and director of Computer Music Studio at UBC

Bob Pritchard – Professor of theory and interdisciplinary projects at UBC

Martin Ritter – Composer

Brian Garbet – Composer

Darren Miller – Composer

Peter Cavell – Composer

Iman Habibi – Composer and pianist

Kristopher Fulton – Composer

Jeff Morton – Composer, performance artist, and DJ

Shelley Marwood – Composer

Anna Hostman – Composer

Jennifer Butler – Composer

Jocelyn Morlock – Composer

Michael Park – Composer and pianist

Christopher Reiche – Composer

Kathleen Allan – Composer and soprano

Benton Roark – Composer

Yota Kobayashi – Composer

Daniel Marshall – Composer

Daniel Brandes – Composer

Aura Pon – Composer

Anna Pidgorna – Composer

Performers and other wonderful creative types

Paul Filek – An awesome acoustic rock singer/songwriter

Benjamin Butterfield – The head of voice at UVic

Kirk McNally – The audio engineering specialist at UVic

Anita Eccleston – Jazz trumpeter and vocalist

Rosa Maria Robinson – Guitarist

Rachel Iwasa – Pianist

Mark McGregor – Flutist

Isaiah Bell – Tenor

Shannon Rayne – Poet

Drake Dantzler – Tenor

Erika Switzer – Pianist

Paolo Bortolussi – Flutist

Alison d’Amato – Pianist

Lynn McMurty – Mezzo soprano

Michael Robert-Broder – Baritone

Heather Pawesy – Soprano

Maria Reva – Poet

Kevin Zakresky – Conductor