Ryan M. King has been teaching at FHHS for 9 years and is very active as a trumpeter in and around the NYC area. He has performed with a diverse collection of groups including NYC Salsa Jamm, Edgardo Rosa y su Orquestra, the Russell Flynn Large Ensemble, and the Rhapsody Players. Mr. King is Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra at Shelter Rock. He is also active with several community theaters, and performs throughout the area at weddings and other functions. He can be heard as a vocalist with the Tall Cotton Blues Choir on the Tall Cotton Productions label. Mr. King teaches Music Theory, Band, and is the Assistant Director of the Vocal program. He holds an Undergraduate Degree in Music Education from Queens College and a Masters in Jazz Performance from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College earned under the direction of Michael Phillip Mossman.