Ryan Reithmeier is regarded as a versatile singer/actor, he has performed a wide range of the leading baritone roles from works of Mozart to 20th century operas and musical theatre. Dr. Reithmeier recently completed his DMA in Vocal Arts and Opera at the USC Thornton School of music, with highest honors. Among his concert performances as baritone soloist are The Requiems of Faure and Duruflé, as well as Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs and Fantasia on a Christmas Carol, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Magnificat. Recent appearances include the Pacific Symphony, Opera a La Carte, San Fernando Valley Master Chorale, Chorale Bel Canto, St. John’s Cathedral Concert Series, Opera San Luis Obispo, Hemet Community Concerts, the Classical Encounters Foundation, Rolling Hills UMC Concerts at Two, Manhattan Beach Previews, Los Angeles Music Salon, and La Mirada Symphony.
In competitions he is a two-time winner of the Beverly Hills National Consortium Auditions, a winner of the NATS-LA Gwendolyn Roberts Auditions, and a Western-Regional finalist in the NATS-Artist Award competition. Dr. Reithmeier is on the vocal faculty at Azusa Pacific University and was the founding Artistic Director for Trinity Youth Theatre, now the Trinity Theatre Project, where he directed junior versions of Broadway musicals. His original show, Ordinary Hearts, Extraordinary Songs was presented by the graduate singers of the USC Thornton Opera at the Boston Court Theatre in Pasadena.