Mr. Ryan Woodworth is a sixth generation native Coloradan and a third generation educator. He grew up in the Denver area and went to the University of Northern Colorado for his Bachelor in Music Performance degree in the area of Double Bass under James Vaughn. After completion of his Bachelor, Ryan moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for his Master's degree in Double Bass Performance under Jeff Turner. Once completed, Ryan did an additional certification in Music Education. Both graduate and postgraduate degrees were earned through Carnegie-Mellon University
Ryan was tenured as Director of Orchestras at Highlands Ranch High School from 2009-2018. Under his direction the HRHS Symphony, Chamber, and Full Orchestras regularly received Superior Ratings in CHSAA and ASTA Large Group competitions. The HRHS Full Orchestra was selected as the Honor Full Orchestra for the Colorado Music Educators Conference in January 2017. Over the past nine years the orchestra program continued to grow both in numbers and quality while reaching the local community and building an expectation of excellence in artistry.
This is Ryan’s tenth year in public high school music education but first year in BVSD and as Director of Orchestras at Boulder High School. Ryan enjoys grilling, golfing, and hiking with his wonderfully supportive wife, Kara, and their three beautiful kids.