Joshua Ryan was born in 1994 in Sydney, Australia. He commenced his organ studies in late 2009. Currently he is studying for a Bachelor of Music (performance) degree, majoring in Organ, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (The University of Sydney). His teachers have included Thomas Wilson, Oliver Brett, Philip Swanton, and Mark Quarmby. In 2011 Joshua received a scholarship to study at the Prospective Organ Scholar Course at Oxford University. At Oxford he received lessons from Susan Landale, James Parsons, David Goode, and Daniel Hyde. He also gave a recital at St Mary’s, Warmington, with fellow organists Oliver Brett and Victor Mathews. In late 2011 Joshua received first prize in the Intermediate Section of the Sydney Organ Competition. Joshua has performed in major Sydney venues such as the Sydney Opera House (as part of its open day celebrations in 2010 and 2011), the Sydney Town Hall, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, St Mary’s Cathedral, Christ Church St Laurence, and St Andrew’s Cathedral. He also actively performs with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, Joshua performed as a soloist with the Conservatorium’s Wind Symphony Orchestra in the premier performance of “Requiem for a City” by Matthew Hindson and Paul Mac as part of the Conservatorium’s centenary celebrations. Joshua has held scholarship positions at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, and St Stephen’s Church Macquarie Street, Sydney. He has been Organ Scholar of Christ Church St Laurence since June 2015.