Ryan Haskins is a conductor renowned for an innovative and creative approach to programming and concert presentation. As Music Director and Conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, he has attracted international attention for his work with some of the world's most renowned artists and performers.
Haskins has been fortunate enough to work with some of the world's most renowned artists and performers and has been recognized internationally for his creative approach to programming and concert presentation.
Currently serving as the Music Director and Conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, he has attracted international attention as one of this generation's most innovative and creative concert presenters. Haskins' journey to this position includes holding various positions with renowned ensembles in the United Kingdom, where he worked with ensembles such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the National Chorus of Wales.
He was also hand-selected as an associate conductor/deputy chorus master of the London Symphony Chorus and chorus master of selected LSC European concert tours. One of the highlights of his career was being called upon by the staff of the London Symphony Chorus/London Symphony Orchestra to begin rehearsals for Sir Colin Davis' recording/live radio broadcast of Berlioz' Benvenuto Cellini.
Ryan Haskins has participated in many festivals worldwide. Among these are:
- The Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival (Cleveland, OH)
- The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (Santa Cruz, CA)
- The International Conducting Workshop (Czech Republic)
- The Orkney Conducting Course, St. Magnus Festival (Scotland)
- The Second International Polish Music Festival (Poland)
Haskins has also served as Assistant Conductor for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra (IN), Assistant Conductor to the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Opera Orchestra, and Cover Conductor for Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
PERFORMING WITH ENSEMBLES
Through festivals and other engagements, Haskins has had the opportunity to perform with such ensembles as:
- The BBC National Orchestra of Wales
- The National Chorus of Wales
- The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
- The Baltimore Symphony
- The Florida Orchestra
- The St. Magnus Festival Chorus
- The Santa Fe Opera Company
- The Kreisler Ensemble
- The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra
- The Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra
- The Peabody Symphony and Opera Orchestra
SHARING THE POWER OF MUSIC
Ryan Haskins is passionate about inspiring young musicians, which has led him to receive recognition for his enthusiasm in promoting young American composers. Haskins holds workshops annually worldwide, focused on developing aspiring orchestral players, where he strives to bring a creative and energetic approach to music education.
Ryan is always looking for ways to innovate and create unique concert programs both in and outside of the concert hall.
RICH EDUCATIONAL TRADITION
Ryan Haskins has had the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conducting teachers, including Gustav Meier, Maestra Marin Alsop, and Markand Thakar. During his time at the Peabody Conservatory, he held an orchestral conducting assistantship and the position of Assistant Conductor to the Peabody Opera Department. While in Europe, he had the privilege to study with British conducting pedagogues Howard Williams, Adrian Partington, and Sain Edwards, among others.
Haskins holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD), The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff, Wales), and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music (Cleveland, Ohio), studying under the guidance of the esteemed Dwight Oltman.
Ryan Haskins is proud to have been chosen twice by Maestro Kurt Masur to conduct in his selective conducting seminar/workshop in New York City. Additionally, he had the privilege of being selected to perform in the first Brahms Workshop in Cincinnati, OH, under the direction of Maestri Mark Gibson and Gustav Meier.
Furthermore, Haskins was hand-selected by Maestra Marin Alsop to participate as a conductor at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA. These opportunities have been instrumental in shaping his growth as a conductor.