Ryan Brechmacher is an active composer, performer, teacher and pianist.

As a solo performer he has given recitals in Ohio and New Jersey, and has served as faculty accompanist for Princeton Day School, accompanist for the Princeton Girlchoir (Concert Choir, Quarter Notes and Ensemble), the Westminster Youth Chorale, Voices Chorale, and many singers and instrumentalists in the area. He has taught at Bowling Green State University's Summer Piano Camps, Westminster's Middle School Piano Camp with Lillian Livingston and at Westminster's High School Piano Camps with Ingrid Clarfield.

An accomplished composer, his works have been premiered by the Westminster Schola Cantorum, Westminster Youth Chorale, Bowling Green Junior High School Bands, the Bowling Green Area Community Band, the Cincinnati Children's Choir, the Voices Chorale, and the Princeton Day School Chorus and Chorale. His piece "The Lobster-Quadrille" won the 2010 Cincinnati Children's Choir Choral Composition Competition, and he was recently named the 2015 New Jersey Music Teachers Association's Commissioned Composer of the Year. His works have been published through Transcontinental Music Publications, Alfred Music Publishing, and GIA Publications.

Originally from Bowling Green, Ohio, he studied piano with Anne Tracy, Doris Anderson and Carol Steiner, and composition with Carol Steiner and Dr. Donald Wilson. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in both Piano Performance/Pedagogy and Theory/Composition, studying with Ingrid Clarfield, Stefan Young and Joel Phillips at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.

Mr. Brechmacher has been teaching private piano lessons at Princeton Day School since the Fall of 2007, where he also serves as the Faculty Accompanist and AP Music Theory teacher in the Upper School. He lives in Lawrenceville, NJ, with his wife, Rose, and son, Mason.