Dr. Ryan Spencer is principal Bb cornetist with Colorado Brass, sometimes performing on Eb soprano cornet. He has been Artistic Director since 2020, and is a founding member of CB, having joined at the band's establishment in 2018.
Ryan joined the United States Air Force Academy Band (Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado) in September 2021. He currently performs on trumpet with Stellar Brass, Concert Band, Marching Band, Falconaires Jazz ensemble, and as a solo bugler. He also serves as lead music librarian, arranger/copyist, and event crew member.
Ryan has been a professional musician and educator along the Front Range since 2004. He has performed with Colorado Symphony, Denver Brass, Cheyenne Symphony, and Denver Philharmonic, among others.
Ryan attended CU-Boulder for his BM and DMA degrees, and Univ. of Denver for his MM. He holds certificates in music theory and music technology, and studied trumpet with Alan Hood, Justin Bartels, Ryan Gardner, Tom Booth, and Terry Sawchuk. Dr. Spencer is an alumnus of Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, and taught Bluecoats for several years, between 2012-2017. He is originally from Marietta, GA, and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding.