Ryan Jesperson is a composer whose music is steeped in the modern practice of blurring genres and skewing expectations.  Ryan holds degrees from Washington State University and The Hartt School and earned his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he was a Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellow and recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Dissertation Award.  Winners of multiple awards and prizes, most recently the 2013 Verismo Trio Composition Award, the 2011 Gerald Kemner Prize for Orchestral Composition, and the 2010 Beethoven Club/Belvedere Festival Composition Contest, Ryan’s compositions have been performed across North America, South America, and Europe, with recent performances in Hartford, Boston, New York, Montreal, Sweden, Romania, Bolivia, and the UK.  Ryan is published through Sound Music Publications, Warwick Music, and his own imprint, Jazzperson Music, and his music is available on Navona Records.

Albums

Spectra II

Release Date: October 12, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6188
20th Century
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Piano
Viola
SPECTRA 2 unveils the works of six composers, each of whom tells a unique, memorable story. First up is Elizabeth R. Austin's B-A-C-HOMAGE, an intricately constructed tribute to the German Baroque composer. Based on Bach's name and his "Air on G" respectively, the first and second movement reflect upon the clarity of his work through the lens of Austin's decidedly modern tonal language.
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Spectra

Release Date: August 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5964
21st Century
Chamber
Solo Instrumental
Piano
Violin
Continuing the mission of the original Capstone Records series by the Connecticut Composers, Inc., this debut Navona Records release of the same name, SPECTRA, highlights six contemporary composers from northeastern United States, who reflect the diversity and progression of today's music.
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