Name: Ryan HolmquistEmail: email@example.comPhone #: 785-309-3574Classroom: Rm 161Subject or Grade: ChoirBio:
Ryan Holmquist is the Director of Choirs at Salina Central High School. He directs the Choraliers concert choir, Free Spirit select ensemble, Celebrations women’s choir, as well as Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus and Music Theory. He is also the music director for the annual musical.
Mr. Holmquist received a B.A. in Music Education from Bethany College, and holds an M.M.E. in Choral Pedagogy from the University of Kansas. He has done additional study in conducting and performance at the Ingesund Conservatory of Music, Karlstad University, in Arvika, Sweden.
Mr. Holmquist is an active member of the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA), National Assocation for Music Education (NAFME), and Kansas Choral Directors Association (KCDA). He has twice been nominated as “Outstanding Young Choral Director of the Year” by KCDA.
A fifth-generation farmer, Holmquist is also a partner on the family farm and ranch, currently in its 144th year of operation, in Smolan, KS.