Ryan Chen is a low brass musician living in Orlando, FL. He received bachelor's degrees in Euphonium Performance and Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, a master's degree in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, and currently works for the Orlando Magic in basketball analytics.
Currently, Ryan plays solo euphonium with the Brass Band of Central Florida, serves on staff for the Winter Park High School "Sound of the Wildcats" Marching Band, plays euphonium in the low brass quartet redline., and teaches privately in the Central Florida area. He is also an avid arranger for low brass and New Orleans-style brass band.
Previously, Ryan coached low brass students at various high schools and middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, maintained a private teaching studio, and interned at Stanford Live, working in programming & engagement and marketing.
Ryan has performed with a wide variety of ensembles, including the University of Michigan Symphony Band, River City Brass, Brass Band of Central Florida, New England Brass Band, and the University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble. He has also performed in, led, and managed BlueLine Brass Band, a New Orleans-style brass band based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ryan has received accolades at several solo competitions, including the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba Festival, the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, the Concours International de Saxhorn Euphonium Tuba de Tours et Chambray-lès-Tours and the International Women's Brass Conference.