Dr. Gina Ryan is a professor at the department of music at the Université du Québec à Montréal. As a passionate advocate for new music, she has composed, commissioned, and performed music for stages around the world and has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, Thailand, France, and the United States. Her recent works have been premiered at the Earth Day Art Model Telematic Festival, The Transplanted Roots Research Symposium and the International Sound Symposium.
As an educator, Dr. Ryan is actively sought out for adjudication, workshops and masterclasses. She has been teaching music for over 20 years to people of all ages in a variety of settings, and is currently teaching courses in classical percussion, percussion methods, conducting, music technology, and identity construction at UQAM. Prior to her return to Canada, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 10 years, where she was the Senior School Music Teacher at Prem Tinsulanonda International School and an Honorary Professor of Music at Payap University.
Her research interests include music identity and relationships, creativity, conducting, and international music education. Her research has been published in journals and magazines, including Research Studies in Music Education, Percussive Notes, Canadian Music Educator, Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education, The Instrumentalist and Psychology of Music.
Her YouTube channel features a range of compositions, performances, and tutorials.