Ian Deterling (b. 1990) is a composer, arranger, vegan, and horror film enthusiast. He strives to find a balance between making a work aesthetically intriguing while accessible for musicians of varying skill levels. His works have been performed by educational ensembles at high schools and colleges as well as amateur community bands, orchestras, and ensembles all around the world. More demanding works in his portfolio have attracted the attention of members from prestigious organizations such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the São Paulo State Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony.
Deterling carries not only a passion for creating, but a devotion to sharing his work, ideas, and unquenchable thirst for knowledge. In pursuit of a deeper understanding of everyday life, he teaches students to approach their education with enthusiasm and to always reach for deeper insight. Deterling lives by the principles he teaches and strives to maintain relevance as an instructor through his creative portfolio, frequent performances of his works, and his professional network. As a lifelong learner, Deterling is continuously experimenting with new techniques, approaches, and ideas.