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Ryan Homsey

Director, Academic Resource Center

Lecturer of Music

Ryan oversees the Academic Resource Center, which includes the college’s Advising Center and Testing Center. He is also a composer of contemporary music for dance, theatre, choir, and the concert hall. He teaches a wide array of courses across the college and is in his 12th year as Lecturer of Music in the Conservatory of Music’s studio composition program.


Research Interests:

Student Affairs

Academic Advising Theory

Student Development Theory

Diversity Leadership

Assessment in Higher Education


Folk Music


Gregorian Chant

16th-Century Vocal Polyphony

Contemporary Opera


Representative Courses:

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

First-Year Seminar, EGD1030

Discovering the Arts: Discussion, AOA1000

College Success Seminar, IDI1560 

Conservatory of Music

Models III, MCO2110

Studio Arranging II, MCO3555

Studio Composition Master Class, MCO4120

Private Study: Composition, MPE5110

School of Film and Media Studies

Songwriting for the Musical, PSW3600


Ring Out Wild Bells, for SATB chorus and celesta, available from GIA Publications

Exhibitions / Performances

Professional Development Activities

Inaugural SUNY Academic Advising Conference (2018), presenter, Collaborating to Improve Incoming Freshmen Advisement and Registration