I regret to inform you of the passing of Ryan Miglierina (1980 - 2004). Ryan ran the Sonic Control forums. He would visit Northen Sounds often and although he didn't post much recently many of us knew him. Ryan had a passion for music and this was reflected in everything he did. His contribution to the music community was tremendous.
Ryan Miglierina of Calgary passed away suddenly as the result of a car accident near Hope, BC on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at the age of 24 years. Ryan was born on April 18, 1980 in Calgary, AB. He was an accomplished musician and a creative and energetic composer whose abilities and experience included working as a producer, arranger, and orchestrator. Ryan studied music composition under the direction of John Abram. He was awarded a scholarship to study piano performance at the Mount Royal Conservatory of Music under the direction of Marcel Bergman. At the time of his death, Ryan was anticipating acceptance into the University of Calgary. Ryan was the founder, curator and content coordinator of SonicControl.com, and the founder of music and multimedia production label Port One Studios.
Ryan is survived by his loving parents, Mario and Lynne Miglierina; his brothers, Paul and Brent (Meghan), all of Calgary; his beloved girlfriend Melissa Anderson of Burnaby, BC; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and colleagues across Canada and the United States. His love of music will always be remembered by those who knew and loved him. Services were held at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 with the Rev. Henry Rosenbaum, Presider. To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the Ryan Miglierina Memorial Scholarship Fund at Mount Royal College. Donations may be made directly to "The Mount Royal College Foundation" in the name of Ryan Miglierina, Attention: Sue Lee, Mount Royal College, 4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 (Phone 403-440-7725). In living memory of Ryan Miglierina, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY. Telephone: 403-243-8200. 275308