Ryan Brechmacher is an active performer, composer, teacher, and pianist. Originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, he studied piano with Anne Tracy, Doris Anderson, and Carol Steiner, and composition with Carol Steiner and Dr. Donald Wilson. He earned his B.M. in both Piano Performance/Pedagogy and Theory/Composition, studying with Ingrid Clarfield, Stefan Young, and Joel Phillips at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
As a pianist, he has served as the accompanist for the Westminster Conservatory Youth Chorale, Voices Chorale, Princeton Girlchoir (Concert Choir, Quarter Notes, and Ensemble) and many singers and instrumentalists in New Jersey.
As a composer, the Westminster Schola Cantorum, Westminster Youth Chorale, Bowling Green Junior High School Bands, Bowling Green Area Community Band, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Voices Chorale, Princeton Day School Chorus and Chorale, and Princeton Girlchoir’s Concert Choir and Quarter Notes have all premiered his works. His piece, "The Lobster Quadrille," won the 2010 Cincinnati Children's Choir Choral Composition Competition.
Mr. Brechmacher has been teaching private piano lessons at Princeton Day School since the fall of 2007, where he also serves as the Staff Accompanist and AP Music Theory teacher. He also serves as the pianist and worship leader at Hope Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceville, NJ. He lives in Princeton, NJ, with his wife, Rose.