Ryan Masotto, Conductor
Ryan is a native of the St. Louis metro area where he began playing violin at the age of 9. He received his Bachelor’s in Music Education and Viola Performance from Washburn University and his Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He the currently the orchestra director for Shawnee Heights where he teaches grades 5-12. Ryan serves as the principal violist for the Lawrence Community Orchestra and regularly performs with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. He also remains active with several other ensembles in the area. Additionally, he teaches private violin and viola lessons where his students have seen notable success. Ryan and his wife, Mikayla, just welcomed their first baby in July!