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.