Blair School of Music
Artist's BiographyRyan Middagh is the Director of Jazz Studies at the Blair School of Music.
Notable performances include performing with the Cab Calloway Orchestra (2013), Nashville Jazz Orchestra (2009-11), and the Colorado Jazz Orchestra (2014). He was also a featured artist at the 2013 North American Saxophone Alliance regional conference. Leading his own jazz octet, Middagh has released two albums, Colorado Brew: Featuring Jeff Coffin and Tom Giampietro and To Somewhere and Back Again(both albums currently available on iTunes).
Prior to his appointment at Vanderbilt, Middagh served on the faculty at Middle Tennessee State University, where his primary responsibilities were directing the Commercial Music Ensemble and teaching Introduction to Music. During his tenure at MTSU he also taught applied improvisation, jazz theory and applied saxophone.
Middagh earned a Master of Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa.