Executive Director, Piano, Theory, and Musicology
Ryan Weber began his professional career at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. His work at the Interlochen Center was eventually followed by piano performance studies at the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York, where he held a full scholarship for four years. Upon the completion of studies at the Harbor Conservatory, he earned two degrees from the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College-CUNY). He subsequently earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Connecticut in music history and theory.
Dr. Weber’s performance career includes both solo and chamber concerts venues at venues throughout the United States, including Steinway Hall, CAMI Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of the City of New York, The Manhattan Center, the Colden Center for the Arts, LeFrak Recital Hall, and the Wildflower Music Festival. He has also performed on television and radio including several performances for the local radio stations including 90.5 WVIA-FM.
Dr. Weber is also a historical musicologist specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe and America. His research interests include transatlanticism, Scandinavian studies, cosmopolitanism, music and disability, the sociology of music, music and literature, and the life and works of Edvard Grieg, Percy Grainger, Edward MacDowell, and their contemporaries. Dr. Weber has presented research at numerous institutions across the United States, including The University of California (Santa Barbara), Yale University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Texas Christian University, and many others. He has also presented research widely throughout Europe, including The Universitat der Kunste (Berlin, Germany), The European University Institute (Florence, Italy), The University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Oxford University, Stockholm University (Sweden), The Royal Conservatory of the Hague (The Netherlands), The University of Toronto, The Institute of Musical Research (London), and The University of the Arts (Helsinki, Finland). His published research can be found in many peer-reviewed journals, including Musicology Australia, The Journal of Religion, Music, and the Arts, Ars Lyrica, Journal of Musicological Research, and others.
Currently, Dr. Weber is Assistant Professor of Musicology at Misericordia University, where he teaches in the Department of Fine Arts and in the Medical and Health Humanities Program. He is also Associate Director of the Honors Program.