Ryan James Brandau, artistic director
Ryan James Brandau has broad experience conducting a variety of choral and orchestral ensembles. In addition to his work as Artistic Director of Amor Artis, he is Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica and the Monmouth Civic Chorus. He has served on the faculty of Westminster Choir College, where he worked with the Symphonic Choir, which he prepared for performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, and the New Jersey Symphony. He has worked with a variety of other professional, community, university, children’s and church ensembles. As a professional singer, Dr. Brandau has been heard with ensembles in the United States, Europe, and Asia, including the American Bach Soloists, Yale Schola Cantorum, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, and the Choir of Clare College Cambridge. He remains active as a choral arranger, composer, and clinician, and his arrangements and compositions have been featured by choral ensembles across the globe.
Dr. Brandau received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Yale School of Music. Prior to pursuing graduate study in conducting, he attended the University of Cambridge in the UK as a Gates Scholar, earning an M.Phil. in historical musicology. He received his B.A. in music, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.