Biography

Ryan Fraley (b. 1973) is an accomplished composer, arranger, producer, music engraver, and engineer. Ryan's compositions and arrangements have been performed worldwide by jazz ensembles, orchestras, and bands of all levels. His work is published by The FJH Music Company inc. (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and his own imprint, HXmusic, LLC. He is the co-founder of Wave Mechanics Union, a studio jazz orchestra with two albums released. The most recent album, Further to Fly, was named by College Music Journal as one of the top 50 jazz albums of 2013, based on radio plays. Ryan has provided orchestrations for Jon Anderson (vocalist from the band Yes) for Jon's various solo projects, and music for media of all types. Ryan is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers; is a frequent recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards; and a voting member in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Ryan received a master's degree in composition from the State University of New York at Potsdam, and a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition from Ball State University. He serves as a composer, producer, website administrator, and music engraver for The FJH Music Company Inc.