Originally from Overland Park, Kansas, Ryan Woodhouse writes music that is energetic, tuneful, and witty, containing a rich blend of modern classical, jazz, tango, and the occasional dash of absurdity. His works include music for wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, choir, solo voice, saxophone quartet, solo piano, percussion ensemble, various mixed chamber groups, as well as electronic and film music. He holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in Composition from Missouri State University, where he studied with John Prescott, Michael F. Murray, and William Campbell. Ryan recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition at the University of Kansas as a student of James Barnes, Kip Haaheim and Forrest Pierce. He is a member of ASCAP, Society of Composers Inc., Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.