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"Knowledge and experience from my music contributes to my job while knowledge and experience from my job contributes to my music. As a result, I always feel a sense of purpose whenever I go to work."

Ryan Edwards consults on various projects involving performing arts, educational, healthcare, and commercial facilities. As part of Acentech’s architectural acoustics group, his responsibilities include sound isolation, room acoustics, mechanical system noise control, and vibration isolation. While earning a Master’s in Music Technology at New York University, he focused on small room active acoustics systems and studied abroad at the Institute for Research and Coordination Acoustic / Music (IRCAM) in Paris, France. Ryan is proficient in SketchUp, Revit, Microsoft Suite, and MATLAB® (acoustics modeling software).

Finding meaning in work

“Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.”—Herbie Hancock

I truly appreciate how my profession goes hand-in-hand with my music. I am currently working on my sixth full length studio album. Previously, I have released three hip-hop albums, one drum & bass album, and one collaborative album with a violinist.

When not at work, I am either climbing at the climbing gym or producing music in the studio. If it’s a weekend, I’m either climbing outside or skiing if it’s winter. Part of my passion for the outdoors stems from my childhood growing up in a log cabin in rural Nevada. I have been skiing, rock climbing, and hiking for my entire life.


  • New York University, Master of Music Technology
  • Stanford University, Bachelor of Science in Engineering