Ryan Hale is a classical pianist and organist currently pursuing a master’s degree in Piano Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, studying with Dr. Jennifer Hayghe. A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Ryan began his study of the piano at age 8 with Mr. Glen Harper. Since then, his passion for music has driven him to excel in his studies and to improve his skills as a performer and teacher.
In 2021, Ryan graduated magna cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a BM in Piano Performance and a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy. He studied piano under Dr. Arunesh Nadgir and pedagogy under Dr. Adam Clark, gaining experience in teaching solo performance, and collaborative performance. He was actively involved in vocal and instrumental accompanying and was the pianist for the MTSU Wind Ensemble. In 2020, he was the first recipient of the Raymond Bills Piano Scholarship.
Ryan has attended summer music festivals such as the Brevard Summer Music Festival and Institute and the New Orleans Piano Institute, studying privately with Dr. Dona Lee, Mrs. Elisabeth Pridonoff and Dr. Igor Resnianski. Ryan has also had the privilege of performing in master classes for many world class musicians including Jon Nakamatsu, Chih-Long Hu, Anna Petrova, Brian Hsu, Kirill Gliadkovsky and Alan Chow.
He is passionate about training future performers and believes music is a powerful way to bring our communities together. His ultimate goal is to continue studying piano performance at the doctoral level and aid in the betterment of society by educating piano students.