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Ryan Van Gilder

Artist-In-Residence: Trombone, Assistant to the Director of Bands

Ryan Van Gilder
Contact Info
Office:
Art/Music (AM) 225

Bio

Dr. Ryan Van Gilder is an Artist in Residence of Trombone and Assistant Director of Bands at Colorado State University-Pueblo. His duties include teaching applied trombone lessons, directing Jazz Ensemble I and II, teaching a Brass Techniques course, and assisting with the ThunderWolves Marching Band and the Festival of Winds. An active trombonist, Ryan performs regularly throughout Colorado as principal trombone of the Pikes Peak Brass Band and Boulder Chamber Orchestra as well as playing with many other groups around the state. He has also performed with jazz musicians John Fedchock, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Wheeler, and Paul McKee. As a private instructor, Ryan has worked with schools and honor bands throughout the state of Colorado. His students have been selected to the All-State bands and orchestras as well as local honor bands and jazz festivals. Ryan is originally from Iowa and attended the University of Iowa. He also holds masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado. Ryan lives in Pueblo with his girlfriend Helen and their two dogs Fletcher and Doppler. When not playing trombone, Ryan enjoys watching baseball, snowboarding, and exploring Colorado.
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