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Ryan Tibbets (Bass, Choral Conductor)

Born: Wilmington, Delaware, USA

The American bass, choral conductor and organist, Ryan Tibbets, obtained his AB degree in Music from Princeton University (2000- 2004; Activities and Societies: Glee Club, Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble, Sinfonia Assistant Conductor 2003-2004); his Master of Music degree in Music Performance - Choral Conducting from University of Delaware (2005-2007; Activities and Societies: Assistant Conductor - UD Chorale, UD Schola Cantorum Conductor - Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women's Choir Pi Kappa Lambda); and his DM in Choral Conducting from Indiana University (2007-2013; Activities and Societies: Associate Instructor - Opera Chorus, University Singers, University Chorale, G370.

Ryan Tibbets has served as Section Leader and Chorus Contractor at Columbus Philharmonic Chorus in Columbus, Indiana (September 2007-May 2010; Bass section leader: 2007-2010, Chorus Contractor: 2008-2010); Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University (January 2011-May 2011; Direct Rooke Chapel Choir, Direct University Chorale, Teach Introduction to Music); Conducting Apprentice at Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia (September 2011-June 2013); Adjunct Faculty in Choirs and Conducting at The College of New Jersey (August 2012-May 2015; Direct Women's Ensemble (Fall 2013), Direct College Choir (Fall 2012-Spring 2013), Teach Intermediate Choral Conducting (Fall 2012, 2013), Teach Beginning Choral Conducting (Spring 2013)); Expanded Core at The Philadelphia Singers (September 2012-May 2015; Bass Core Singer in The Philadelphia Singers and The Philadelphia Singers Chorale); Organist and Choir Directo at Summit Presbyterian Church (September 2010-July 2015; Organist for services, Direct adult choir and handbell ensemble); Music Director at Newark Symphony Chorus (September 2011-February 2016; Rehearsed 40-voice volunteer chorus for one performance per year, Conducted chorus and community chamber orchestra in performance, Suggested repertoire to NSO Music Director for chorus season); Assistant Conductor at Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia (August 2013-June 2016; Led warm-ups and sectional rehearsals, Led rehearsals in absence of Artistic Director, Directed full chorus or smaller ensembles in concert at discretion of Artistic Director, Assisted with stage management, Served as Bass Core Singer, Assisted the Executive Director); Core Singer at Choral Arts Philadelphia (November 2012-Present); Artistic Director at Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale (August 2015-Present; Plan repertoire, rehearse and conducted non-auditioned mixed chorus, Bass Core Singer); Artistic Director at Richmond Concert Chorale (September 2015-Present Plan repertoire, rehearse, and conduct auditioned chamber chorus); Interim Organist and Choirmaster at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Richmond (September 2016-Present; Rehearse and direct adult choir, plan hymns and service music in consultation with the Rector, play organ for Sunday and other services). He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Source: Ryan Tibbets profiles on LinkedIn & Facebook
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Aryeh Oron (October 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Matthew Glandorf


Video (2016): BWV 19

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