Equally versatile as both a violinist and violist, Ryan Beauchamp enjoys an active performing, teaching, and arts management career. A Virginia native, Ryan currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow at Renaissance Arts Academy and maintains a freelance performance schedule. Previously, Ryan resided in Urbana, IL, as an active performer and established educator. He is a former member of the Sinfonia da Camera and Camerata Illinois ensembles and has also appeared with the Danville Symphony and Baroque Artists of Champaign. Past engagements include the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Next Generation and Krannert Art Museum Chamber Music Series, Green Mountain and Texas Music Festivals, and the Innsbrook Institute and Academy.
As an avid pedagogue for young students, Ryan is a registered instructor with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois Music Academy as an instructor for the String Academy and Assistant Coordinator for the Chamber Music program. Ryan held the position as Adjunct Violin Instructor at Millikin University School of Music and Preparatory Music Department from 2015-2017. Previous teaching experience includes the Greenville (NC) Suzuki Association, Wahl-Coates Elementary School in Greenville, NC, and the Fairview Elementary School Violin Project in Bloomington, IN.
Mr. Beauchamp obtained his long-term Suzuki training in Violin Units 1-10 at East Carolina University where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance with honors. He completed his Master of Music degree in Viola Performance with an outside field in Arts Administration at Indiana University. Ryan is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (ABD) in Viola Performance with a cognate in Theatre Stage Management at the University of Illinois. His principal teachers include Joanne Bath, Melissa Reardon, Ara Gregorian, Masumi Rostad, Liz Freivogel, in addition to chamber music studies with members of the Pacifica and Jupiter String Quartets.
For teaching credentials and registration, please visit Ryan's teacher profile through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.