Ryan Oldham

Composer Ryan Oldham (b. 1977) is currently an adjunct assistant professor at UMKC (University of Missouri – Kansas City) and is the instructor for many of the conservatory’s online courses. He holds a D.M.A. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (2008), a M.M. from the University of Louisville (2002), and a B.A. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1999). 

Oldham’s “Inner Monologues” was released on Irritable Hedgehog Records performed by R. Andrew Lee and was a 2017 Best Of Bandcamp winner. His most recent opera “Numera” has received numerous performances in the Kansas City and Washington D.C. area.  Oldham’s stirring choral work “Where” was premiered in May 2022 by Ensemble Lumina in Paris, France.   

Oldham is also the trumpeter and contributing composer of E.I.O. (Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes), a new music trio that has enjoyed several national tours and multiple recordings.