Dan Ryan, Sr.Director, January 2017 to present

Dan is celebrating his 40th year as a barbershopper, after stumbling upon the South Cook Chapter in the fall of 1976 in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park. He enjoyed singing in “The Chefs,” “Hometown Favorites,” and “Daily Favorites” quartets and directing choruses in Sweet Adelines, Harmony Incorporated, and S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.

After moving to Phoenix in 1983, Dan became the assistant director of the Phoenicians and also directed the Scottsdale Copperstatesmen Chorus and the Paradise Valley Chorus, while singing in the “After Hours,” “Phoenix Rising,” “Seems Like Old Times,” quartets. He currently sings in the “Intonation” quartet.

Dan teaches General Music at Moya Elementary, after 7 years teaching Middle School Band in the Isaac School District. He is also celebrating 15 years at Heritage Presbyterian Church in Glendale as Director of Music, teaching choir, praise team, handbells, and children’s choir.