Carnegie Hall Commissions
Originally from Wisconsin, Ryan Carter is a composer of instrumental, vocal, electronic, and electroacoustic music, often exploring interpersonal interactions and the impact of technology on the experience of music. Recent commissions have come from Carnegie Hall, Present Music and the Milwaukee Children’s Choir, the Calder Quartet, the Y Trio, and NOW Ensemble. Ryan's music earned the 2007 Lee Ettelson Award, a 2006 Creative Connections Award from Meet The Composer, the 2005 Aaron Copland Award, the Presidential Award from Stony Brook University, and two ASCAPlus awards. Ryan was also a regional winner in the 2006 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Contest and one of the youngest finalists for the 2005 Gaudeamus Prize. Ryan has studied at Oberlin Conservatory, Stony Brook University, and the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna. His primary teachers have included Pauline Oliveros, Richard Hoffmann, and Daniel Weymouth. During the 2007-08 academic year, Ryan will be studying with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.