Technical Sergeant Ryan Spencer joined the United States Air Force Academy Band, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, in 2021. He currently performs on trumpet with Stellar Brass, Concert Band, Ceremonial Marching Band, and as a solo bugler. He also serves as music librarian, arranger/copyist, and event crew member.
TSgt Spencer has been a professional musician and educator along the Front Range since 2004. He has performed with Colorado Symphony, Denver Brass, Cheyenne Symphony, and Denver Philharmonic, among others. He volunteers as Artistic Director and soprano cornetist for Colorado Brass, a competitive non-profit brass band.
Dr. Spencer has obtained multiple degrees in music performance and pedagogy, along with certificates in music theory and music technology. He is an alumnus of Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps. He is originally from Marietta, GA, and enjoys hiking, camping, and snowboarding.
2004, High School Diploma, Wheeler High School, Marietta, GA
2008, Bachelor of Music (Trumpet), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2008, Bachelor of Music (Music Composition), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2008, Certificate (Music Technology), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2016, Master of Music (Trumpet Performance & Pedagogy), University of Denver, CO
2020, Doctor of Musical Arts (Trumpet Performance & Pedagogy), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2020, Certificate (Music Theory), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Aug 2021– Sep 2021, USAF Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB/JBSA, TX
Oct 2021– Present, USAF Academy Band, Peterson SFB, CO
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
BMT Honor Graduate Award
Small Arms Marksman Expert Award
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Airman First Class (Sep 2021)
Technical Sergeant (Oct 2021)