Artistic Director Ryan Brandau

Ryan James Brandau brings to Amor Artis deep experience leading a variety of choral and orchestral ensembles. He currently serves as Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica and Monmouth Civic Chorus. Dr. Brandau is also on the faculty of Westminster Choir College, where he prepares the Westminster Symphonic Choir for performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. Prior to these appointments he was Director of Choral Activities at Santa Clara University, Artistic Director of the Santa Clara Chorale, Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Smith College, and Choirmaster of the acclaimed professional choir of Christ Church, New Haven. Off the podium, he has appeared as a professional singer with groups such as the American Bach Soloists, the Arcadia Players, and the Yale Schola Cantorum; and his arrangements and compositions have been performed by choirs from across the globe. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Yale School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Horatio Parker Prize. Prior to graduate study in conducting, he attended Cambridge University in the UK as a Gates Scholar and received the MPhil in Historical Musicology and sang with the choirs of King’s College, Clare College, and Jesus College. He received his BA in Music magna cum laude from Princeton University.