CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
MusB, Purchase College, 2007
MM, New York University, 2011
Ryan Homsey's wide range of compositional styles has led him to compose for theater (New York City’s Astoria Performing Arts Center, Metropolitan Playhouse, Deconstructive Theatre Project, Emerging Artists Theatre), dance (Minnesota’s American National Ballet and The Minnesota Ballet), and choral music for the concert hall (Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, American Radio Choir; NYC). He has studied with Justin Dello Joio, Alice Parker, and Allyson Bellink.
Ryan also enjoyed a seven-year professional dance career in ballet that includes the Minnesota Ballet, American National Ballet and Lexington Ballet Company. As a singer, musician, and music director, he has participated in numerous musical theater projects, including an International Tour of productions with Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Really Useful Group.
He was honored by the State University of New York with the 2007 Patricia Kerr Ross Award for the Arts. Ryan currently lives in New York City.
Reviews of “The Pillowman” (Astoria Performing Arts Center)
"The original music composed by Ryan Homsey sounds like a slasher film soundtrack and actually made me jump out of my seat a few times as the lights faded to complete black."
-Sarah Whalen, NYTheatre.com
“… musical landscape by composer Ryan Homsey… is lush and layered, with subtle but evocative touches that point the audience in the intended direction without belaboring the point and work seamlessly with Stephen K. Dobay’s multi-leveled set design.”
-Karen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium