Rian Bass

A choral director with experience in performing in military bands, Rian Bass is passionate about pure tone, fine phrasing, and the physics involved in music-making.
During his early days specializing in woodwind performance at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bass thrived in his studies under John Varineau, the Associate Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and Dr. Richard Stewart, a finalist for the Nobel Prize for Music Composition.
After performing as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and band arranger for the US Marine Corps Band in Quantico, Virginia from 1983 to 1987, Bass followed a call to ministry, serving as youth and music directors in multiple churches before joining the staff of International ALERT Academy where he pours his skill and passion into the directing the ALERT Chorus.
At Sound Foundations, Bass is looking forward to coaching woodwind and vocal students, as well as sharing on the physics of music-making.