Ryan Person is Director of Choral Activities at Iowa City West High School in Iowa City, Iowa. Over the past decade, Person’s choirs have been recognized for their excellence and strong commitment to choral music. The Iowa City West Choral Music Department has 340 students participating in five daily curricular choirs. West High students also participate in two co-curricular show choirs, two a cappella groups, and other co-curricular choral ensembles and activities.
Person directs Iowa City West Singers, the premier choral ensemble at West High. West Singers most recently performed at the 2014 North Central ACDA Conference and has been featured at other notable choral festivals around the Midwest. Good Time Company, West High’s premier show choir, has thrived under Person’s direction and is recognized as an elite show choir in the Midwest.
Ryan is an active member of the Iowa Choral Directors Association (ICDA). He currently chairs the High School Choirs Repertoire and Standards has chaired the Men’s Repertoire and Standards, Fall Symposium, and district honor choirs. Person is also a frequent guest director, clinician, and adjudicator at choral festivals around the Midwest. Away from West High, he directs the Chancel Choir at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in North Liberty.
Person received a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University and completed his undergraduate music degree at Luther College. He resides in North Liberty with his wife, Abby, and daughters, Julia and Lena.