Ryan Muncy was the 2010 Northwestern University Awardee of the Edes Foundation Prize.
Praised for “superb” performances by The New York Times as well as his ability to “show off the instrument’s malleability and freakish extended range as well as its delicacy and refinement” by The Chicago Reader, Ryan is a saxophonist who performs, commissions, and presents new music. His work emphasizes collaborative relationships with composers and artists of his generation and aims to reimagine the way listeners experience the saxophone through contemporary music. He is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in France, the Kranichstein Music Prize, and has participated in the creation of more than 125 new works for the instrument. His debut solo album Hot was released by New Focus Recordings in 2013, described as “absorbing” (Alex Ross) and “one of the year’s best albums” (Time Out New York). Based in New York City, Ryan is the Saxophonist and Director of Institutional Giving for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and holds the Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.