Dr. Ryan Person is the Director of Choral Activities at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, where he directs The Morningside Choir, Singing Men of Morningside, and Master Chorale. In addition to choral ensemble leadership, teaches courses in Choral Conducting and Choral Methods.
Prior to Morningside, Person taught undergraduate music courses at Texas Tech University, while completing the Doctor of Music Arts degree in Choral Conducting. As a high school choral director, he enriched the choral music program at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa. Ensembles under his direction have been featured at notable choral conferences and festivals including the 2014 North Central American Choral Directors Conference.
During his fourteen years as a choral conductor and educator, Dr. Person has been an active member of professional choral music organizations and has held numerous leadership positions. He frequently serves as a guest director, clinician, and presenter and was most recently honored to co-present a choral literature session with Richard Bjella at the 2017 National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In addition to his doctoral studies at Texas Tech University, Dr. Person has also completed advanced music degrees from Michigan State University and Luther College.