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Faculty Mentoring Program

Ryan Kelly

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Faculty Mentoring Program

Address:
210C Recitation Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383


Email: FMP Committee Chair
Phone: 610-436-1059

Scholarship

Teaching: I direct four of our university’s eight choirs (Mastersingers, Cantari Donne, Vocal Jazz, Chamber Choir), teach choral conducting and voice to music education majors, and teach an occasional graduate/senior seminar on the oratorio.

Research: My research interests include the compositions and career influence of Carl Fasch (1736-1800), eighteenth- through nineteenth-century performance practice and works for developing voices, repertoire and program development, and faculty-student collaborative research. Aware and supportive of non-traditional models of scholarship for faculty in the creative arts, I am also a strong advocate for conventional publishing in conjunction with other forms of creative activities.

Service: My university service currently includes serving on the Faculty Mentoring Committee, the Graduate Council’s Culminating Projects Committee, the School of Music’s Recruiting Committee, and has included serving on the Research Advisory Council, the CAPC Low Enrollment Advisory Committee, and serving on numerous faculty evaluation and faculty/staff hiring committees. My student-related service includes serving on numerous graduate student advising committees and as the faculty advisor for the campus chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. My current professional service includes serving on the executive board of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

Interests/Passions Outside of Academe: My family (my wife and three young daughters), theology and church ministry, composing music, intellectual movies, Star Trek, baseball (Chicago Cubs) and college football (Michigan State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame), coffee and margaritas.

Times when I can meet: My schedule changes each semester, but generally I’m available on Wednesday afternoons, Thursday mornings, and Friday mornings.

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  • Name: Ryan Kelly
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Dept: Applied Music
  • Started at WCU: Fall 2012
  • Degrees:
    • D.M.A., Choral Conducting, Michigan State University
    • M.M., Choral Conducting, University of Oklahoma
    • B.M., Church Music, Houston Baptist University