Director of Choral Activities
MacCollin Classroom Building (MC) 224
Ryan Person serves as director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa. He notably conducts The Morningside Choir, which tours and performs at continental and national destinations each year. In addition, he leads Camerata, the university’s tenor-bass chorus, and teaches conducting and choral methods courses.
As a conductor and educator, Person has accepted numerous professional invitations throughout the United States. His choirs have been invited to participate in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference, ACDA Midwestern Region Conference, North Central ACDA Conference, and Dvorak Music Festival in Príbram, Czech Republic. Additionally, he has co-presented on choral repertoire topics at the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference and been invited to conduct numerous honor choirs, including the South Dakota All-State Chorus.
Person earned a doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting from Texas Tech, master of music degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University, and bachelor of arts degree from Luther College.