Conservatory Alum Ryan Dudenbostel Is Director of Orchestral Studies, Western Washington U.


Ryan Dudenbostel (MM, orchestra conducting, 2008) has taken the new position as director of orchestral studies, Western Washington University, Bellingham, starting fall 2014.  Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University, and completed his doctorate at UCLA.

Dudenbostel, who makes his career as a conductor, clarinetist and arranger, is currently based in Los Angeles, where he serves as the music director of the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra. Based on Venezuela’s El Sistema model, that orchestra provides tuition-free musical experiences to young musicians from throughout the Santa Monica community. Dudenbostel also will return for his fifth year as a faculty conductor for the Marrowstone Summer Music Festival in 2014.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949