Ryan Lindveit (b.1994) is an American composer whose music has been performed across the United States and abroad by Alarm Will Sound, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, Orkest de Ereprijs, USC Thornton Symphony, USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, Donald Sinta Quartet (saxophone quartet), FearNoMusic (string quartet), and the City of Tomorrow (wind quintet), among others. Ryan was a winner of the 2016 BMI Student Composer Award for his wind ensemble work Spinning Yarns, which was also selected for Special Distinction by the ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize jury. He has thrice (2015, 2016, 2017) been a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award and has received additional honors and awards from SCI, the American Modern Ensemble, the National Band Association, Tribeca New Music, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Ryan also won both the New Music for Orchestra and New Music for Wind Ensemble competitions at the University of Southern California. He has held fellowships or residencies at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, Red Note New Music Festival, the Young Composers Meeting (Apeldoorn, NL), Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, and California Summer Music.
Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition degree summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, where he was selected as Salutatorian for the class of 2016. Additionally, he was named the Outstanding Graduate from the Thornton School of Music and received the Composition Department Award. Ryan also received the competitive USC Discovery Scholars Prize, a postgraduate grant awarded to ten graduating seniors for the creation of outstanding original work in any discipline. At USC he studied composition with Ted Hearne, Andrew Norman, Frank Ticheli, Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke, and Tony Fox. He studied conducting with Larry Livingston, Sharon Lavery, and Jenny Wong at USC and has participated in conducting workshops led by Michael Haithcock, Mallory Thompson, Kevin Sedatole, and Travis Cross. Originally from the Houston area, Ryan began formal composition studies in high school with Stephen Bachicha at Rice University. Additionally, he has participated in lessons and masterclasses with Aaron Jay Kernis, Steven Stucky, Oscar Bettison, Erin Gee, Dana Wilson, and Chen Yi. Ryan will begin graduate studies in composition at the Yale School of Music in the fall of 2017.
Recent and upcoming projects include Like an Altar with 9,000 Robot Attendants commissioned by consortium of 30 university wind ensembles organized by conductor H. Robert Reynolds, who conducted the premiere with the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in February 2017; Morning for orkest de ereprijs, premiered in February 2017; spiked for Alarm Will Sound, premiered in July 2016; Waves for the trombone ensemble Skinny Lips and the Sound Malfunction, premiered in November 2016; and a new 30-minute work for chamber orchestra and choir commissioned by Baltimore's Symphony Number One.