High School Mixed Choir Clinician


Ryan Beeken
Wichita State University

Ryan Beeken serves as Director of Choral Activities at Wichita State University where he conducts the Concert Chorale and Women's Glee Club, teaches choral conducting, and oversees the choral area. He received bachelor's degrees in music education and vocal performance from Drake University and graduate degrees in choral conducting from Michigan State University.
Beeken's choirs have performed at State, Regional, and National ACDA Conventions and for state and regional NAfME conferences. Beeken's engagements include over 50 All-States and Honor Choirs in nineteen states, the Czech Republic, and Austria, and many invited presentations for symposia across the United States and in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2020-2021 Beeken will conduct All-States in Alaska, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Wyoming and international festivals in Dublin, Ireland, Muscat, Oman, and Tallinn, Estonia. Prior to his appointment at WSU, Dr. Beeken served as director or choral studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, taught at Michigan State University, and taught elementary, middle school, and high school vocal music for sixteen years.
Nicholas Griggs
McPherson HS
801 E. 1st St
McPherson, KS 67460
w: 620-241-9500