Ryan Board

Ryan Board

Ryan Board, Director of Choral Activities at Pepperdine University, 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.

His research focuses sacred Baroque music; in this capacity he has performed with prestigious early-music ensembles across the country as both a singer and conductor. He is currently Principal Conductor and Artistic Director for the Prague Choral Festival, and he has recently collaborated with or prepared choirs for some of the country’s finest conductors, orchestras, and chamber music organizations. Choirs under Board's direction have performed at prestigious venues for state, regional, national, and international events including national and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the Prague Choral Festival, and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival's Spotlight Series. Early in his career, Board taught choral music in the public schools of Idaho, and served as Associate Music Director for the World Vision Youth Ambassador Program for which he performed and conducted in more than 18 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas over a five-year period. He currently serves as the Director of Music at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Newbury Park, California. 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.