Ryan Chen is a low brass musician from Orlando, Florida now residing in Palo Alto, California. He received bachelor's degrees in Euphonium Performance and Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a second-year PhD student in Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.
Currently, Ryan coaches low brass students at various high schools and middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, maintains a private teaching studio, performs as a freelance musician and as a member of the newly formed quartet redline., and interns at Stanford Live, working in programming & engagement and marketing. Ryan is also an avid arranger for low brass and New Orleans-style brass band.
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, co-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. He was also a member of a quartet from the University of Michigan that was selected for the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Quartet Competition.