Ron Barron

Shepherd University Music presents a performance/masterclass with Ronald Barron, Principal Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1975 until 2008, on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shipley Recital Hall of the Frank Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Barron is a graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, where he studied with Ernest Glover. During his college years, he also toured with the American Wind Symphony. He joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1970 after being a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and also served as Principal Trombonist of the Boston Pops for thirteen seasons. In 1974, Ronald Barron shared the highest prize awarded at the Munich International Competition. This included a solo appearance, where he performed the Frank Martin Ballade for trombone and orchestra with the competition sponsor, the Bavarian State Radio Orchestra. Mr. Barron was a frequent soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra and appeared with a number of New England area orchestras and bands. As a recitalist he has performed across the U.S., Europe and Japan. In addition to numerous recordings with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops, Mr. Barron has recorded and performed with the Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, and Summit Brass, and has nine successful solo recordings.

Mr. Barron has been a faculty member for the International Trombone Workshop and the Keystone Brass Institute, and teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music. He formerly taught at Boston University and the Tanglewood Music Center. He has served on the board of advisors for the International Trombone Association and the juries for the international competitions of Toulon, France, and Munich, Germany. Mr. Barron received the 2005 ITA Award from the International Trombone Association. "In recognition of his distinguished career and in acknowledgement of his impact on the world of trombone performance."

Mr. Barron has given master classes on four continents, from Tokyo to Helsinki, Montreal to Buenos Aires, Hong Kong to Paris to Miami. As Principal Trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over thirty years, and as frequent soloist, recitalist and experienced teacher, he is uniquely qualified to work with a wide range of material in a master class environment. Mr. Barron's students have gone on to successful musical careers in major symphony orchestras, as university professors, as jazz stars, as military bandsmen, and as freelance artists.

For more information call 304-876-555 or visit www.shepherd.edu.