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SU presents music master class Wednesday

By Staff | Oct 12, 2011

Shepherd University Music presents a performance and masterclass with Ronald Barron, principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (1975-2008), on Wednesday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Walker Horton Shipley Recital Hall of the Frank Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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. In 1974, Barron shared the highest prize awarded at the Munich International Competition. 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. Barron has recorded and performed with the Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, and Summit Brass. He has been a faculty member for the International Trombone Workshop and the Keystone Brass Institute, and teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music. Barron 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. He received the 2005 ITA Award from the International Trombone Association.

For more information, call the Shepherd University concertline at 304-876-5555 or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb/.