I am a freelance music preparer, arranger, orchestrator and composer based in Auckland, New Zealand, working locally and internationally with an ever-growing list of leading artists, musicians, composers, ensembles and publishers.


MUSIC PREPARATION for publishing, performance, workshop or recording: engraving and copying (Sibelius and Finale), editing, proofreading, part creation, transpositions, transcriptions, reductions; printing, binding, folding and library service

ARRANGING & ORCHESTRATION bespoke ensemble and choral arrangements; additional film and television arrangements; score realisation from MIDI, Logic and Pro Tools sessions; orchestration from drafts or reductions; orchestral proofreading

COMPOSITION instrumental and choral music for festivals and the concert hall; film and television music to serve your production

TUITION, WORKSHOPS & MENTORING workshops, presentations and professional development for students, teachers and musicians; specialist individual tuition in theory, composition and the Sibelius notation software; consulting and mentoring

I work with Sibelius, Finale, Logic Pro and Pro Tools.




As a professional writing-musician, Ryan has worked extensively since 2006 preparing music notation for leading composers, ensembles, musicians and publishers; arranging and orchestrating for a variety of well-respected ensembles and artists; and composing music that has enjoyed success in New Zealand and internationally at concert halls and film festivals.

Ryan’s work has ranged from local school and community groups, through to world-leading ensembles such as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra (Beijing) and the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios; artists such as Neil Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Brooke Fraser, Ruby Frost, John Rowles and Mark Vanilau; composers such as Victoria Kelly, Rhian Sheehan, Anthony Ritchie, Leonie Holmes, Michael Norris and Bjørn Norvall (Norway); global events such as the Rugby World Cup and Pan-Arab Games; film festivals such as the Cannes and Austin, and on movies such as ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’.

Ryan is also an experienced teacher and conductor; tutoring or giving workshops at the New Zealand School of Music, University of Otago, University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Academy of Music, MAINZ, Unitec, schools and seminars, as well as mentoring at the Nelson Composers Workshop and as part of the Auckland Philharmonia education programme; and working as a conductor with various school ensembles as well as groups such as the Sphaera Ensemble (Brazil), Auckland Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Wind Orchestra.

Ryan has developed successful relationships across the industry and has a proven track record of excellence, creativity and as a reliable and dedicated music professional.

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