Ryan Fillinger-Palotay (b. 2001, Sherwood, Ore.) is an American saxophonist, composer and student.
Ryan currently  studies as a composition major at the University of North Texas under such acclaimed composers and faculty as Joseph Klein, Sungji Hong, Kory Reeder, and film composer Bruce Broughton. As a composer, he is interested in fusing the sweeping and extravagant characteristics of the Impressionist and Romantic eras with unique and exciting contemporary harmonies and techniques.
Ryan has worked with multiple performers and ensembles at the University of North Texas, including the wind ensemble, concert band, and chamber groups such as the Quasar Trombone Quartet. He has earned accolades from the Oregon Music Education Association and the Florida Bandmasters Association. He was named a finalist in the ASCAP 2022 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, as well as the second-place winner of the Florida Bandmasters Association 2021 Young Composers Competition.
As a performer, Ryan plays saxophone in various concert ensembles and occasionally performs as a soloist.
Works for Winds
- Almighty (2020)
- Fantastical Apparitions (2021)
- Fight or Flight (2021)
- Overture to the Cascades (2023)
- Ryan Fillinger website Accessed 2 April 2023