Ryan Sawyer

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Ryan Sawyer

Music | Applied Mathematics

(completing studies in fall 2023)

Music Award:

2023 Jean and Francis Madeira Award

Personal Statement:

Ryan Sawyer is a marimbist and composer who plans to graduate in Fall 2023 with degrees in Music and Applied Math. Throughout his time at Brown, he has participated in the Brown University Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Percussion Ensemble among many other performing ensembles. He has studied a wide range of marimba repertoire during his time at Brown including a performance of Paul Creston’s Concertino for Marimba with the BUO. Within composition, Ryan primarily focuses on exploring the versatility of percussion in various styles and instrumentations. Ryan is also a passionate rock climber and has served as co-president of Brown Climbing since 2021.