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Ryan Nowlin

Ryan Nowlin

What's Your Motivation?

Clinic Synopsis:

The pandemic has impacted more than the way we all go about our various roles in the music profession. It has challenged us collectively and personally while illuminating the commonalities between professional, community, and educational organizations at every level. We have all been forced to reexamine the “why.” This session will explore the true purpose of our chosen vocations and offer a wealth of ideas for us all to consider as we make decisions about “what happens next.”

Ryan Nowlin - Biographical Information

Major Ryan J. Nowlin joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in August 2010 as staff arranger. He was appointed Assistant Director in July 2014 and was appointed Executive Officer and Senior Assistant Director in May 2018. With “The President’s Own,” Maj. Nowlin has arranged and composed a variety of music for the Marine Band, Marine Chamber Orchestra, brass ensembles, and various small ensembles. He has written arrangements for an array of guest artists for national events, including Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, and Jordin Sparks, and his music has been heard in performance at numerous White House events, national broadcasts, and on several Marine Band albums. As Assistant Director, Maj. Nowlin’s responsibilities include conducting the Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra in concert, on tour, as well as at ceremonies in the national capital region and at the White House. Additionally, he has conducted the band at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Va.; at The Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago; on the Marine Band’s national concert tours; and on the band’s 2019 tour to Japan. In addition to his duties with the United States Marine Band, Maj. Nowlin frequently appears as a guest conductor with all-state bands, honor bands, community and municipal bands, and with university ensembles across the country. His published music and methods are used in lessons and performances around the globe, and he can frequently be found providing clinics and master classes to student musicians in classrooms around the country.