About Ryan Kamm
Ryan Kamm has taught double bass and musicianship in the Preparatory Division since 2008. In 2011, with Susanne Son, he founded the Bard Music Camp, a two-week summer program serving 80 students annually, which is now in its 10th year. He has been codirector of the Preparatory Division since 2012. As a double bassist, Kamm held a tenured position with the Nashville Symphony, was a New World Symphony fellow, and had a one-year appointment in the Cleveland Orchestra. Other performance experience includes substitute work with the New York City Opera, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Albany Symphony, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony, and North Carolina Symphony. Festival appearances include Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA, National Repertory Orchestra, Kent/Blossom Chamber Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival.
A dedicated teacher, Kamm’s teaching experience includes Middle Tennessee State University, the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, and, in the New York area, the Diller Quaile School of Music, St. David's School, and the JCC Thurnauer School of Music. Kamm holds a bachelor's degree with distinction in double bass performance from Indiana University and a master's degree from Boston University, and as a postgraduate studied with Harold Robinson. His primary teachers include Edwin Barker, Lawrence Hurst, and Craig Brown.