Associate Director of Choral Studies
Office: Bldg. 37, Room 127B
University of Miami
Northern Colorado University
Southern Oregon University
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.
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.