- M.M., Saxophone Performance, New England Conservatory, 2009
- B.A./B.M., Saxophone Performance, University of Washington, 2007
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Ryan Marsh has received both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in Orchestral Performance as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. A native of Maple Valley, Washington, Mr. Marsh has been a member of the Northstar Saxophone Quartet, as well as a featured member of the University of Washington Saxophone Quartet. Mr. Marsh obtained his Masters degree in Saxophone Performance at New England Conservatory, in Boston, Massachusetts. Here he worked as Manager of the NEC orchestra program. This led Mr. Marsh to a position as Assistant Administrative Director for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. As a founding member of the Quadrivium Saxophone Quartet, Ryan was awarded the distinguished Outreach Fellowship in both 2007 and 2008, in which the group actively performed throughout the community. The quartet has been heard nationally as well, performing for a broadcast of National Public Radio in 2008. Additionally, he has been a performing member of both the Seattle and Boston Saxophone Ensembles. Mr. Marsh has worked with a number of highly important musical figures, including Steve Reich, Elliot Carter, Michael Colgrass, Claude Delangle, Jean-Michel Goury, Pozzi Escot, John Heiss, Eric Ewazen, Joseph Schwantner, Evan Ziporyn and others. In 2010, he could be heard playing onstage with members of The Who, Yes, Bad Company, Queen, Heart, Tower of Power and more. Currently, Ryan is the Administrative and Performance Assistant for the School of Music at Pacific Lutheran University, works as Assistant House Manager for the Seattle Symphony, and teaches, performs, composes, and produces shows in the Seattle area.