Ryan Marsh is a native of Floyd Knobs, Indiana, (near Louisville, KY). He attended Floyd Central High School (a two-time Grammy Signature School and two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence) to which he credits his love for choral music and public school music education.
Ryan attended the University of Louisville School of Music from 1997 to 2003 where he earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree in Choral Music, Piano and Voice, and Master of Music Performance in Choral Conducting. His primary choral conducting study was with Dr. Kent Hatteberg. While at UofL he sang in the Collegiate Chorale and Cardinal Singers. Mr. Marsh received National Board Certification in 2011. He is currently pursing a doctorate at the University of Kentucky.
Prior to moving to Lexington to be the Choral Director at Lafayette in 2003, he was active in church music serving two churches in New Albany, Indiana. Ryan holds professional memberships to the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA), Music Educator’s National Conference (MENC) and regularly attends state, regional, national and international conventions and seminars. Ryan has an interest in choral music on the international scene and has attended and sung in international choral competitions. He has also served as an adjudicator for Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) contests and festivals on several occasions. Ryan is a staff member of the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music European program and represents the Central Kentucky Region. Ryan has served as District 7 All-State Chorus Chair, and most recently ended a two-year term as Kentucky Music Educator Association State Choral Division Chair in which he also served on the state board of directors, executive committee and festival commission.
Mr. Marsh is proud to direct the Lafayette Chorale, Singers, Madrigals, and Men’s Chorus. He also teaches AP Music Theory for the Lafayette School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) music majors and Introduction to Music Technology. Mr. Marsh led Lafayette through the process of becoming a Nationally Recognized Grammy Signature School in 2005. Mr. Marsh also serves as the music department chair at LHS.