Daniel P. Ryan is an active conductor and singer in the Boston area. He is currently the conductor of The Sine Nomine Choral Ensemble, music director of In Good Company Theatre Co, and Conductor the Boston City Singers advanced men's choral group "The Fellas". He has recently music directed and conducted productions of the opera Utopia Limited at MIT for MITG&SP and the musicals The Wild Party (Lippa) and The Last Five Years at The Boston Conservatory. He currently holds professional singing posts at First Church Boston and Trinity Parish of Newton Center.
This past summer he served as assistant conductor for Julian Wachner in Maytooth, Ireland for Haydn's Creation with Berkshire Choral International and served on the faculty at Interlochen Summer Arts Academy as music driector.
Previous to relocating to Boston, Daniel taught for four years on the faculty of North Iredell High School in Olin, NC as the full time choral director where he dramatically increased the high school choral program. During his tenure Ryan's choirs often earned superior rankings and toured regionally and nationally. Ryan was nominated for teacher of the year in 2012.
In 2012, Ryan wrote the music and lyrics for the original musical “The Millennium Problem” and won best music and lyrics award during its second run for the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) competition in 2013. The musical has since had a reading at The Boston Conservatory and is preliminarily planned for performance at MIT in 2016.
Within the community, Ryan has worked with numerous choruses, professional, community and academic and founded Statesville Children’s choir in North Carolina. As a music director he has most recently worked for Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Piedmont Players and Theatre Statesville. As a music director of “Grease” he was nominated for best musical direction by the Metrolina Theatre Association in 2012. During this time, Ryan also held a position of conductor and music director at Providence United Methodist Church in Statesville, NC where he conducted the church choir and premiered original choral compositions.
Daniel holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting from The Boston Conservatory where he studied with maestri Dr. Bill Cutter and Dr. George Case. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and vocal performance from Catawba College where he studied conducting with Paul E. Oakley and voice with Dr. Scott Macleod. Ryan’s notable other conducting teachers and mentors include Andrew Altenbach, Dr. Beth Willer, and Brian O’Connell.