Ryan Beach Principal Trumpet
Ryan Beach is the first prize winner of the 2012 Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition and recently appointed principal trumpet of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Previously he held the same position with the Indianapolis Symphony. He received his master of music degree at Northwestern University, studying with Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, and Chris Martin. Before that, he received the bachelor of music degree from Oklahoma City University, studying with Michael Anderson. As an orchestral musician, Beach has played with the Indianapolis, St. Louis and Tucson symphony, as well as been to such festivals as Tanglewood, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute. As a soloist, Beach won both the solo and orchestral excerpts division at the 2011 ITG Conference, the second performer to do so in their history.