Ryan Luévano works as a professional music director, composer, musicologist and music educator in the greater Los Angeles area. He’s served as music director for Conundrum Theatre Co., Santa Ana College and the Burbank Community Theater. Additionally, he works as a professor of music at Woodbury University and Santa Ana College. He is also a regular teaching artist at A Noise Within Theatre Company in Pasadena.
Ryan received his Master’s degree in musicology from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach where he also worked as a teaching associate teaching the principles of writing about music. As a musicologist his area of expertise is in the history of musical theater in America. Accordingly, he is currently working on adapting his Master’s thesis, “Everything’s Coming Up Sex! A Survey of Sex and Sexual Orientation” into a new book on musical theater history.
In the field of music composition Ryan is an avid composer for film, television, concerts and the stage. Among these genres Ryan’s specialty is composing new musical theater works and songs. His first musical, Shoot Ma! was produced at the Colony Theater in Burbank (2010) and his second musical Experience Magic! was produced at the Sierra Madre Playhouse (2011). In addition to musical theater, Ryan has created a new market for himself—composing music for magic shows. Since 2010 Ryan has been writing music for professional magicians from the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Ryan is also the manager of the Crown City Combo, a jazz band based in Pasadena.