Ryan Board

Ryan Board

is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Pepperdine University where he continues to garner international attention as a conductor, choral artist, teacher, and clinician. In his role as Director of Choral Activities at Pepperdine, Dr. Board directs the Pepperdine Concert Choir and the Pepperdine Chamber Choir and teaches courses in Conducting, Music History, and Music Education.

Dr. Board maintains an active schedule as a professional singer and conductor, and has prepared and conducted concerts in four continents for some of world’s leading conductors, choirs, and orchestras. For five years he has directed the renowned KC Collegium Vocale and was previously the director of Armonia Early Music Ensemble. He is also an avid conductor of choral-orchestral literature and has conducted works ranging from J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion to Arnold Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw. Choirs under Board's direction have been invited to perform at prestigious venues for state, regional, national, and international events including the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association, the Prague Choral Festival, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival's Spotlight Series.

Dr. Board's degrees are from the University of Northern Colorado, Westminster Choir College, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His research interests focus on the sacred vocal music of the Baroque Era, and he was recently named a Fine Arts Division Research Fellow at Pepperdine University. This is Dr. Board’s second season as Principal Conductor for the Prague Choral Festival..