Ryan Lindveit

From Wind Repertory Project
Ryan Lindveit


Ryan Lindveit (b. 1994, Houston, Tx.) is an American composer and music educator.

Dr. Lindveit received his DMA at the University of Michigan. He completed his master's degree in composition at the Yale School of Music, where he studied with Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis, and Martin Bresnick. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Composition degree summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, where he was selected as Salutatorian for the class of 2016. Additionally, he was named the Outstanding Graduate of both the Thornton School of Music and the Composition Department. Ryan also received the competitive USC Discovery Scholars Prize, a postgraduate grant awarded to ten graduating seniors for the creation of outstanding original work in any discipline. ​At USC he studied composition with Ted Hearne, Andrew Norman, Frank Ticheli, and Donald Crockett. He studied conducting with Larry Livingston, Sharon Lavery, and Jenny Wong at USC and has participated in conducting workshops led by Michael Haithcock, Mallory Thompson, Kevin Sedatole, and Travis Cross. Originally from the Houston area, Ryan began formal composition studies in high school with Stephen Bachicha at Rice University. Additionally, he has participated in lessons and masterclasses with Stephen Hartke, Steven Stucky, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Oscar Bettison, Erin Gee, Dana Wilson, and Chen Yi.

Lindveit's music has been performed across the United States and abroad by Alarm Will Sound, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, the American Composers Orchestra, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, Orkest de Ereprijs, USC Thornton Symphony, USC Thornton Wind Ensemble, Donald Sinta Quartet (saxophone quartet), FearNoMusic (string quartet), and the City of Tomorrow (wind quintet), among others. His work has received recognition from BMI, ASCAP, SCI, the American Modern Ensemble, the National Band Association, Tribeca New Music, and the Texas Music Educators Association. Ryan also won both the New Music for Orchestra and New Music for Wind Ensemble competitions at the University of Southern California. He has held fellowships or residencies at the Aspen Music Festival, Mizzou International Composers Festival, ACO Underwood New Music Readings, Red Note New Music Festival, the International Young Composers Meeting (Apeldoorn, NL), Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, and California Summer Music.

Recent and upcoming projects include Close Up at a Distance commissioned by the New York Youth Symphony and the Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pray Away for the Yale Philharmonia, Mysterious Butterflies for wind ensemble commissioned by the Big 12 Band Directors Association, and a solo violin piece for Clara Kim.

Dr. Lindveit took a position as lecturer of music theory and composition at the University of Tennessee in 2023.

Works for Winds


  • Ryan Lindveit, personal correspondence, October 2018 and July 2023
  • Ryan Lindveit website Accessed 26 April 2018