Dr. Ryan Ford

Double Bassist and Music Educator

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Eric Dahlin Memorial Scholarship

Eric Dahlin has been a pillar of the Connecticut musical community, as cellist with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for 37 years and as a teacher to many generations of young cellists. His contributions to the Simsbury Schools was a gift to all who knew him.

Simsbury Friends for Music and Performing Arts has set up a merit scholarship to be awarded to senior music students at the Spring Awards Program. Your donation will go directly to this fund. Students will be chosen based on merit and their contributions to the Simsbury Music Department.

If you would like to contribute to the Eric Dahlin Memorial Scholarship, please donate online using your PayPal account or your credit card processed by PayPal.

If you prefer to donate by check, please write the check to SFFMPA, write Eric Dahlin in the memo line and mail it to:

Simsbury High School Music Dept.
34 Farms Village Road
Simsbury, CT 06070

Alice Li Benefit Concert Update

Alice and her family are overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness and love from all the supporters, even many who remain anonymous. The March 1st Benefit Concert generated over $13,000 from tickets, food and bake sales, well-wish cards and donations on GoFundMe. ¬†Anyone who prefers to donate by check may make it payable to Simsbury High School with “BeLIeve in Alice Fund” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Simsbury High School / 34 Farms Village Road / Simsbury, CT 06070.

– Update from GoFundMe page, March 5, 2016


Benefit Concert Planned For Simsbury Teen Violinist Recovering From Hemorrhage

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Alice Li was about to start her junior year and was looking forward to being a member of the chamber orchestra and taking on AP English. But the weekend before the first day of class, Alice suddenly suffered a brain hemmorhage and faced a dire prognosis.

Read full Hartford Courant article by Jordan Otero

Hartford Symphony Featured in CT Tourism “Still Revolutionary” Campaign Launch

BA(da)SS Featured on Composer’s Circle

Composer’s Circle recently did a write up on Composer Ryan Jesperson and featured Ryan Ford’s performance of BA(da)SS.

BA(da)SS Played on Vermont Radio Station

BA(da)SS, composed by Ryan Jesperson and played by Ryan Ford, was played on July 29, 2014 on WRUV, a radio station based out of Burlington VT.


Congrats Hartt School Doctors!

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