Location: New York, USA
Recognized for his energetic and fun approach to ensemble direction, Ryan Guth is the owner of VoiceWorks, a performing arts school for young singers, actors, and [strangely enough] handbell musicians. In addition to running the company, he directs two of VoiceWorks’ high school ensembles: Viridis, a classical choral ensemble, and Impulse Handbell Ensemble. Groups under Ryan’s direction have been featured on radio stations throughout the US and Canada, in the Huffington Post Online, PBS, the Today Show, and on professional stages around the US. Impulse Handbell Ensemble, his most sought-after performing group, was recently featured on the cover of “Overtones” magazine, the official publication of The Handbell Musicians of America. They also played the opening concert at the 2014 Handbell Musicians of America National Seminar in Atlanta, GA. Ryan is a sought-after clinician in the world of handbells and music entrepreneurship. As a baritone, Ryan often sings as a soloist in choral-orchestral oratorio concerts. Last year he performed as a soloist in Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb at Princeton University Chapel under conductor Ryan Brandau, in Handel's Israel in Egypt with the Westminster Chamber Choir under Joe Miller, and in Bach's Cantata 131 Aus der Tiefen. Formerly, Ryan was the choral director at Marlboro Memorial Middle School, where he served for nine years. Ryan hosts the Find Your Forte podcast, an interview show with the world’s leading choral directors.
www.ryanguth.com - home of the Find Your Forte podcast