Dr. Peter Ryan
Peter Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Music at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, where he
teaches and coordinates the Piano and Music Theory programs and serves as the Division of Music
Coordinator. As a performer, Peter has given concerts in the Czech Republic, Austria, Ecuador, Quebec,
and around the United States. His performing and research interests lie in underperformed repertoire and
Peter holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Florida, and both a Master of Music and a Doctor
of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has studied with Jennifer Hayghe, Doris
Pridonoff Lehnert, Elizabeth Pridonoff, and Kevin Sharpe, and has participated in masterclasses with
artists such as Leon Fleisher and Rebecca Penneys. In addition to his duties at UVA Wise, Peter also
enjoys performing with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra as their Principal Pianist.
Prior to earning his degrees, Peter served as an Infantry Mortarman in the United States Marines Corps
from 2004-2008. He now lives in Wise, VA with his wife, the UVA Wise Director of Choral and Vocal
Activities, Hannah Wunsch Ryan, and children, Ellis and Avery.