Choir & Vocal Jazz
Northern Arizona University
Ryan W. Holder is the Associate Director of Choral Studies at
Northern Arizona University, where he directs the Women's Chorale, Northern
Voices and High Altitude, teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and
choral methods, supervises choral student teachers, and serves as the adviser
for the NAU student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Before coming to NAU in the fall of 2006, Ryan taught in the
Oregon public school system for five years. His choirs have won awards in both
vocal jazz and traditional choral music, including first prize in the women’s
choir division at the Vienna Youth and Music Festival in 2001.
He is also the director of music at the Church of the Red Rocks
in Sedona and the Children’s Chorale of Flagstaff. Dr. Holder serves as the
Arizona State R & S Chair for Youth and Student Activities as well as the
ACDA National Committee on Technology.