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Ryan Hamilton

Adjunct Faculty, Conservatory of Music


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Ryan Hamilton is a former member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and is currently a member of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. He is a regular soloist with the group and is prominently featured on their latest recording, Come Together. He also is the co-founder/leader and chief arranger for Such Sweet Thunder, an octet focusing on the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
Ryan teaches jazz improvisation, jazz theory and applied jazz lab (audiation), jazz trombone lessons, and directs the Lab Band at Capital. Ryan is also the director of the Columbus Youth Jazz Studio, an honors ensemble for young jazz musicians. He is on faculty for the Jazz Arts Group Jazz Camp and the Dayton Jazz Labs Camp. Previous teaching positions include Otterbein University, Kenyon College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and on faculty at Music for All’s Summer Symposium.
Ryan is a two-time alumnus of Capital University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in music performance (2003) and a master’s degree in music education, jazz pedagogy emphasis (2014).
Degrees Earned
M.M.M.E. Capital University 2014
B.M. Capital University 2003
Jazz Trombone private lessons
Jazz Improvisation I & II
American Popular Music Jazz Theory I & II
American Popular Music Applied Jazz Lab I & II
Lab Band