- State: Kansas
- State School (public)
- School Website
Richard Ryan, bass faculty
- US News Ranking: #118 (tie) in National Universities
- US News Overall Score (out of 100): 44
- In-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $10,549
- Out-of-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $25,932
- Room & Board 2016-17: $9,586
- Total Enrollment: 27,259
- Acceptance Rate (from 2015): 93%
- Student – Faculty Ratio: 16:1
- 4 year graduation rate: 37%
- % of undergrads receiving Financial aid: 46%
- Average Financial Aid: $6,808
Double Bass Statistics
- Average number of undergraduate bass students: 5
- Average number of graduate bass students: 1
- Studio Class, Bass Ensembles
What Alumni Are Doing
- playing in regional orchestras such as Topeka Symphony and Sioux City Symphony
- advancing in professional auditions such as Oregon and Colorado
Perspectives from the Bass Faculty
Q: What are some of your favorite experiences teaching at your school?
A: We foster a collegial, intimate atmosphere while tailoring instruction to each individual’s needs.
Degree programs include Bachelor’s of Music in Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, Bachelor of Arts, and Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Depending on your goals, weekly lessons will help you achieve anything from learning basic technique to preparing for professional auditions.
About The Bass Faculty
Richard Ryan, a former student of Bruce Bransby at Indiana University, has been the bass instructor at KU since 2013. He is a member of the Kansas City Symphony and formerly was Assistant Principal Bass of the Louisville Orchestra. While in Louisville, Ky., Ryan was also a staff conductor for the Louisville Youth Orchestra and maintained a private bass studio. He has participated in several music festivals throughout the country including Aspen, Brevard, Eastern and Artosphere Music Festivals. Ryan joined the Kansas City Symphony in 2011.
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