Dr. Ryan Chapman is a freelance trumpet player and educator living in Miami, FL. He recently received his D.M.A. in jazz performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He has studied with Chris Howard, Dennis Herrick, Rich Szabo, Jon Faddis, Vincent DiMartino, Ramon Vasquez, Roger Ingram, Sam Pilafian, and Brian Lynch.
Ryan is originally from Montgomery, AL and received his B.M. in performance from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He spent some time performing on cruise ships before earning his M.Ed. from Auburn University.
Following Auburn, Ryan taught band and elementary music while freelancing in the greater Atlanta area before moving to Miami to study at the University of Miami.