Study: Bowling Green State University
Teacher: Herbert Spencer (Horn); Bruce Moss and Emily Freeman Brown (Conducting); Anne McGinty (Composition)
Honorary memberships: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi & Tau Beta Sigma
Ryan Nowlin, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, holds both his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). He has taught for ten years at the beginning, middle school, high school, and college levels including wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and marching band direction. Mr. Nowlin was an instructor of conducting and band scoring at BGSU and was recently recognized as one of the university’s Accomplished Graduates. Ryan Nowlin is an active composer and arranger, and has co-authored with noted author, composer, and educator Bruce Pearson the Tradition of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method, the textbook Teaching Band with Excellence, and the Excellence in Theory music theory, history, and ear training workbooks. In 2010, Ryan Nowlin joined "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, where he currently serves as Assistant Director.