R. Ryan Endris is in demand as an arranger of choral and instrumental music throughout the country, and his arrangements have been heard by audiences around the world. Mr. Endris has been commissioned for arrangements by both educational and professional organizations, including The Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, The Indiana University Wind Ensemble, The Bay View Music Festival (MI), Bloomington POPS Orchestra (IN), and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts (NY).
Mr. Endris is also sought after as a conductor of both choral and instrumental music. As an Associate Instructor at Indiana University, he has served as chorusmaster for IU Opera and Ballet Theatre’s production of Cosi fan tutte, as well as assistant conductor and chorusmaster for the company’s production of The Nutcracker. Mr. Endris is also currently Director of Music at First Christian Church in Bloomington, IN, where he conducts the church’s four choral ensembles and orchestra.
Recently, Mr. Endris taught music education, music theory, choral methods, and conducting courses at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Terre Haute, Indiana, where he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs. Other recent appointments include Conductor of the Indiana University All-Campus Chorus, Chorusmaster for the Bloomington POPS Orchestra, Interim Artistic Director and Conductor of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus and Music Director of IU Sing.
Mr. Endris holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Choral Conducting degrees, and he is currently completing his Doctor of Music degree in Choral Conducting at Indiana University.
He has studied voice with internationally acclaimed soprano Sylvia McNair, and his conducting teachers and mentors include Robert Porco of the Cleveland Orchestra; John Poole of the BBC Singers; Dale Warland of the Dale Warland Singers; and Vance George, Director Emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.