Ryan Lovell is currently a Doctoral Graduate Assistant at Ball State University pursuing his Doctorate in Band Conducting. He earned his undergraduate degree in music from Baylor University where he studied conducting and music education under Dr. Eric Wilson, Dr. Isaiah Odajima and Dr. Rick Espinosa. At Baylor, he was on staff for the marching band and performed in numerous BU ensembles. Mr. Lovell holds a Master’s Degree in Instrumental Conducting from Hardin-Simons University where he studied with Dr. Wayne Dorothy. As a graduate assistant at Hardin-Simmons, he conducted the Hardin-Simmons University Brass Choir, The Hardin-Simmons University Concert Band, and The Hardin-Simmons University Orchestra. Prior to coming to Ball State, Mr. Lovell served as an assistant band director in Jourdanton Independent School District in Jourdanton, TX. During his tenure at Jourdanton, his ensembles received numerous superior ratings and best in class awards at music festivals and contests. Mr. Lovell also has been a clinician and judge in the Association of Texas Small School Bands state level competition. Mr. Lovell has been assisting with bands and music ensembles for ten years, as a marching technician, private instructor, and clinician for numerous state level bands in Texas. He is currently on the brass staff for the Open Class Bronze Medalist and newly World Class, Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps located in Austin Texas.