Ryan Olsen, Sr. High School Choirs R&R Chair

Ryan Olsen has had a very diverse music career. In his early years, Ryan sang opera professionally throughout the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. He performed leading and supporting roles with such companies as Cincinnati Opera, Harrisburg Opera, Kentucky Opera, Eugene Opera, Utah Festival Opera, and Opera Theater of Lucca Italy. 

Ryan served as a professor of voice at Boise State University for ten years and was a frequent clinician and adjudicator for state solo and ensemble and choral festivals during that time.

In 2009 Ryan began teaching in public schools. He taught choir and orchestra at East Valley Middle School in Nampa for five years, and currently is in his eighth year as choral director at Kuna high school.    

He remains active as a guest conductor for honor groups and as a choral and solo adjudicator and clinician.

Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree at Utah State University, and his Master’s degree in vocal performance and pedagogy at The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He and his family live in Melba, Idaho.