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Ryan Van Gilder

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

Ryan Van Gilder
Contact Info
Office:
MC 225

Bio

Dr. Ryan Van Gilder is Artist in Residence - Trombone and Assistant Director of Bands at Colorado State University-Pueblo. His duties include teaching applied trombone lessons, directing both Jazz Ensemble I and II, teaching a Brass Techniques course, directing the University Brass Ensemble and Trombone Choir, and assisting with the marching band and Festival of Winds.

An active trombonist, Van Gilder performs  regularly throughout Colorado and Wyoming including performances with the Colorado Ballet, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Steamboat Springs Orchestra, and Breckenridge Music Festival, and has performed with jazz musicians John Fedchock, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Wheeler, and Paul McKee. Van Gilder currently holds the position of principal trombone in the Boulder Chamber Orchestra.

As a private instructor, Ryan has worked with schools and honor bands throughout the state of Colorado. In this capacity he has taught lessons, conducted master-classes, and led low-brass sectionals. His students have been selected to All-State in addition to local honor bands and jazz festivals.

Van Gilder is originally from Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where he studied with David Gier. He holds the masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado where he served as a graduate teaching assistant while studying with Bill Stanley.
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