Ryne Siesky

Ryne S.

Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Internationally acclaimed composer of contemporary classical, electroacoustic, and Jazz music. I have extensive experience teaching private lessons in music composition, music theory, and Jazz theory. Currently working on my Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Music Composition at the University of Miami - Frost School of Music. Please message me if you're interested in lessons!

About Ryne S.

My work as a composer explores the intersections of art and music, bringing focus to the idiosyncrasies of music creation and sonic processes. Environmentalism, aestheticism, psychology, modern Jazz, and social justice are at the forefront of his compositional influences. My work has been performed by Hypercube, Invicta Sax Quartet, Braeburn Brass Quintet, Robert Black, Lindsay Garritson, and Laura Silva, among others. My music has been featured at several festivals and conventions including the Society of Composers, International Trumpet Guild, Charlotte New Music Festival, N_SEME, and SEAMUS.

Recently, my piece for 8.1 channel fixed media entitled "...grind..." was selected for programming on the 2020 SEAMUS National Conference, International New Music Festival at USF, Cube Fest, and NYCEMF. The piece was also selected for the New Music by Living Composers Series with Petrichor Records. Additionally, my work for Large Ensemble and Fixed Media entitled “Inheritor” was named the winner of the Ensemble Ibis Composition Competition. I am currently a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Miami, Frost School of Music where I am working towards my Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition.

I believe that any student, regardless of age, skill, impairment, or background, has the inherent ability to succeed either on a personal or professional level. I have a deep passion for composition and music theory and would love to discuss the prospect of lessons with you!


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I started taking composition/theory lessons with Ryne as a 3rd year undergraduate composition student. While I was already taking private lessons at my university, there were some things that these lessons couldn't do for me due to my teacher's distance from me in both age and compositional style.

Ryne is extremely knowledgable and highly qualified, and he brought issues about my music to my attention that had never once come up in any prior lesson of mine. Most importantly, he is a great listener and advisor, capable of providing feedback on everything from CV building to public image management. I couldn't recommend him more highly!

Posted May 13, 2020

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Graduate Teaching Assistant
May 2020 - Present

University of Miami

Teaching Aural Skills to Undergraduate Music Majors at the Frost School of Music

Commissioned Composer
Mar 2016 - Present

Ryne J.S. Music

- Laura Lentz (Five by Five): “an ambivert’s prison” for Solo Bass Flute (2020) - Phil Beatty: “Happenings” for Tuba and Autonomous Electronics (2020) - Sherry Yao: “Rickenbach Miniatures” for Solo Soprano Voice (2020) - Invicta Sax Quartet: “HUMAN” for Saxophone Quartet (2020) - Braeburn Brass Quintet: “Broad Street” for Brass Quintet (2019) - Ohio University: “Largemouth Symphony” for Largemouth Brass Band and Wind Symphony (2019) - Noir Octet: “Fixtures and Connections” for Mixed Octet (2019) - Resonance A Cappella: “Revenant Lance” for SSAATTBB (2018) - Nathan Rhodes: “DT_FWV.2.0.1” for Solo Trumpet (2018) - Hypercube: “Anti-Hero” for Piano and Mixed Percussion Duo (2018) - Apple Orange Pair: “Traverse the Flash” for Horn and Harp Duo (2017) - Phoenix Brass Quintet: “At Nimium Diu” for Brass Quintet (2016) - Gloria Ramirez: “Andhrimnir” for French Horn and Fixed Media (2016) - Jonathan Forbes: “Caesar” for Solo Trumpet and Fixed Media (2016)

Private Music Theory/Aural Skills Tutor
Jan 2016 - Present

Ryne J.S. Music

Three private students (Miami, FL)

Private Music Composition Teacher
Jan 2016 - Present

Ryne J.S. Music

Teaching private and group composition lessons at all grade levels and compositional levels. - Various Undergraduate Students, Group/Workshop (Miami, FL) - Six undergraduate students - Two composer hobbyists

Composer, Arranger, and Trumpeter
Aug 2017 - Jul 2019

Largemouth Brass Band

Composer, Arranger, Trumpeter, Sound Engineer, Producer, and Bandleader for the Columbus, OH-based, New-Orleans party band, Largemouth Brass Band.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Ohio University

MUS 1000 Introduction to Music Theory (7:30am) for four semesters

Adjunct Faculty in Music Theory
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

Hocking College

MUS 1137 Foundations of Music Theory (1 semester)

Head Arranger
Jan 2017 - Aug 2018

Twenty-Four Infinity Outreach

24 Infinity Outreach - Head Arranger Arranged 7 charts for the band including "Mask Off" (Future) and "Ante Up" (M.O.P), among others.

Staff Arranger
Aug 2015 - May 2017

The Peppas

VCU Peppas: Staff Arranger 17 arrangements for the band including "My President" (Young Jeezy), "Hello" (Adele), Ms. Jackson (OutKast), and "Public Service Announcement" (Jay-Z), among others.


Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition
Aug 2019 - Present

University of Miami

Master of Music in Composition
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Ohio University

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2014 - Jul 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Ensemble Ibis Composition Competition Winner
Jan 2020

Ensemble Ibis (Coral Gables, FL)

UM.SCI Composition Competition - Robert Black
Nov 2019

University of Miami - Society of Composers Chapter

Hatz Special Recognition Award
May 2019

National Federation of Music Clubs

OFMC Collegiate Composition Contest - Second Prize
Mar 2018

Ohio Federation of Music Clubs


American Composers Forum
Apr 2020
The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Sep 2015
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
Society of Composers, Inc.
Jan 2014
SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.
International Trumpet Guild
Aug 2012
The International Trumpet Guild is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

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