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Rylan Virnig

Assistant Director for Admissions, Recruitment, & Community Outreach; Alumnus, MM, Orchestral Conducting
Grad student Ryan Virnig

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(206) 685-9872
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Rylan Virnig recently completed a Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting under the direction of Dr. David Alexander Rahbee. A passionate educator, Rylan began his formal conducting studies with Robert Spittal and Timothy Westerhaus at Gonzaga University, where he received degrees in Violin Performance and Economics. In addition to winning the University’s Concerto Competition during his third year, Rylan was awarded the Undergraduate Music Award as well as the Jo Merwin Music Award for outstanding musical accomplishments and contributions. Rylan also served as concertmaster of the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, who hosted internationally recognized soloists such as Midori Goto and Lynn Harrell.

In addition to his duties as conductor of the Campus Philharmonia Orchestra and assistant conductor of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, Rylan is also the conductor of the Snoqualmie Strings Youth Chamber Orchestra. Rylan has appeared as substitute violinist for the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and Helena Symphony Orchestra, and remains an active instructor of music at various institutions, such as the Community Music Center, and the Chamber Music Camp of Portland. Rylan has also participated in the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival Orchestra and the InterHarmony International Music festival in Italy.

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