College Of Humanities and Fine Arts

Ryan Heimlich, MA

Studio - Woodwinds

Ryan Heimlich holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The University of California, Berkeley, a Master's Degree in Music from California State University, Chico, and a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music from Chico State. Ryan studied clarinet with Dr. Robert Calonico at UC Berkeley and Dr. Russell Burnham at CSU, Chico. Furthermore, Ryan has served as Assistant Conductor of the North State Symphony and Graduate Assistant to the CSU, Chico Bands, studying conducting with Dr. Kyle Wiley Pickett and Dr. Royce Tevis at CSU, Chico.

Ryan is currently Director of Instrumental Music and Full Time faculty at Butte Glenn Community College, where he conducts the band, teaches and organizes studio instruction, and teaches music theory. Before coming to Butte College, Ryan taught band, marching band, jazz band, choir, and music theory at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico.  Before that, Ryan taught elementary and middle school band, choir, and general music in grades 5-8 in Red Bluff. At Chico State, Ryan is adjunct faculty, teaching clarinet and Instrumental Music Education courses. 

Furthermore, Ryan has conducted Spamalot, The Will Rogers Follies, and The Addams Family for Chico State, as well as Les Miserables for California Regional Theater. He has appeared as soloist with the Chico State Wind Ensemble and North State Symphony. Ryan has performed with The Temptations, Amy Grant, the North State Symphony, North Valley Chamber Singers, Napa Valley Choral Society, Paradise Symphony, CSU, Chico Chamber Music Series, CSU, Chico Choral and Wind Ensembles, the Shasta Symphony, and many other music and theater productions. In his spare time, he writes for and plays bass in the local band Rigmarole, a collective of music educators from Northern California that blends funk, jazz, rock, and even classical music.

Ryan is a member of the College Band Director's National Association, National Association for Music Education, California Band Director's Association, Jazz Education Network, International Clarinet Association, and the Northern California Band Director's Association, where he currently serves as President.

Portrait of Ryan Heimlich, MA
Course Instruction
  • MUSC 110G Woodwinds: Studio Instruction
  • MUSC 310G Woodwinds: Studio Instruction
  • MUSC 316: Recital
  • MUSC 416: Senior Recital