Composer Ryan Oldham (b. 1977) is an adjunct instructor for the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and teaches private lessons and theory classes at the UMKC Community Music and Dance Academy. He holds a B.M. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1999), a M.M. from the University of Louisville (2002) for music composition and theory, and a D.M.A. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (2008).
Oldham’s music has been performed in Sweden, Mexico, and the United States. His research on Henry Cowell was presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for American Music. Oldham has been a guest clinician and resident composer for several organizations, including the Kentucky Opera, “Composers in the Schools”, and several high school music programs.