Ryan L. Miglierina was born on April 18, 1980 in Calgary, Alberta. Ryan was an accomplished musician and a creative energetic composer. His abilities and experience included working as a producer, arranger and orchestrator. He studied music composition at Mount Royal under the direction of John Abram. He also was awarded a scholarship to study piano performance as The Mount Royal Conservatory of Music under the direction of Marcel Bergman. Ryan was accepted at the University of Calgary to enter the 2004-2005 Bachelor of Arts Music Program.
Ryan was the founder, curator and content coordinator of Sonic Control and founder of music and multimedia production label Port One Studios. His main interest with his music was film scoring, and Ryan’s goal was to work in the film industry. He composed and performed the musci for the documentary film “Kilimanjaro: The Journey”. His group Critical 7 released their first disc “Critical Path” with songs being played on a European Dance compilation CD in Europe. Critical 7 also received significant play time in Europe on radio, top clubs, and Sony’s “Gate Crasher” CD.
Ryan lost his life in a car accident on July 14, 2004 near Hope British Columbia. Ryan believed in the power of music and his motto for live was “where words fail, music speaks”.
In keeping with Ryan’s desire to help other young composers, the Ryan Miglierina Memorial Scholarship has been established for a full-time student enrolled in the second year of the Diploma Music Performance – Classical program with preference to a student who has demonstrated interest in composition as a career and has a financial need.