Ryan Frick

Artistic Administrator

Ryan Frick brings his breadth of experience to the American Pianists Association after spending time in retail music, distribution & logistics and corporate sector cybersecurity. He grew up playing the piano and saxophone and received his degree in Jazz Studies with a Music Technology emphasis from Webster University in St. Louis.

Ryan says “I was excited at the opportunity to bring my skills back to a music-focused organization that combines my love of music and business experience. To be able to hear and work with the phenomenal young pianists in the APA family is a real thrill.”

Ryan is a lifelong Midwesterner who calls Indianapolis home after growing up in central Illinois, southern Indiana and spending time in St. Louis. In his spare time he enjoys going to the movies and curating his extensive collection of music and movies.

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Our diverse world shapes our music, the artistic language of our contestants. It delights, informs, and inspires us all. It is in this spirit that the American Pianists Association welcomes people of any race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and gender identity, as well as people with disabilities. We commit to learn from diverse talents, ideas, and voices. We pledge to create an environment for our artists, audiences, community partners, board, and staff that is based on the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Further, we commit to enacting strategic and annual plans that provide focused, measurable strategies for living out these values every day.