Bassoonist and educator Ryan D. Romine serves as Associate Professor of Music at Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA, USA). As a bassoonist, he is a regular substitute principal and second bassoonist with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera Roanoke, and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. As a solo performer, he has dedicated himself to a career of presenting rediscovered, classic, and new works to audiences worldwide. His debut solo album of French contest pieces, Première, was hailed as “an absolutely brilliant CD…bringing back from oblivion some truly beautiful music, played with precision and lyricism…” and his rediscovery of Jacques Ibert’s Morceau de lecture for bassoon and piano in 2018 made international news.
An active supporter of new works, Ryan has given numerous premiere performances both locally and for international audiences. As an extension of this work, in 2019 he published Bassoon Reimagined: An Extended Technique Sourcebook for Bassoonists and Composers. Ryan contributes to the academic side of his profession through the International Double Reed Society (IDRS). Originally from Newark, OH, Ryan holds his undergraduate degree in music education from The Ohio State University and his MM and DMA in bassoon performance from Michigan State University. His primary teachers include Christopher Weait and Michael Kroth. For more info about Ryan and his musical endeavors, visit www.ryanromine.net.