Jess Ryan

Piano, 2012


Jess Ryan is a senior at Northern Arizona University studying piano and choral music education. She is a member of the Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers and actively accompanies at NAU and throughout Northern Arizona, specializing in new music and jazz. Jess is a founding member of Erasable Color, Northern Arizona’s premiere new music quartet (piano, saxophone, 2 percussion). She was recently selected to attend the fresh inc festival with Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble this past June, where she premiered several brand new works, performed chamber music standards, and attended workshops on music entrepreneurship. Jess is the Student Coordinator of NAU’s annual Holiday Dinner, and recently received the Brennan Maynard Memorial Scholarship and the Andrea Josephs Endowed Scholarship for Performing Arts for her contributions to the NAU School of Music.

Find more about Jess’ ensemble, Erasable Color, on their website.  You can also follow Erasable Color on Facebook and Twitter.


Eugene Astapov – The Sound for an Empty Manuscript
for flute,oboe,clarinet,french horn,bassoon,violin,viola,cello, double bass,and piano


Chelsea Reisner – Aequorea
for flute, cello, and piano