Ron Blackley, D.M.A.

Ron Blackley, DMA

Chair, Music and Theatre Departments
Director, Choral Activities
Professor of Music

209 Center for the Arts
Area of Specialty
Choral Music, Conducting, Keyboard Skills, Music Education, Music Theory
  • Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre
  • Conducts University Choir and Chamber Singers
  • Founded the Ashland Area Chorus
  • Teaches conducting and music education courses
  • Prepared choruses for Ashland Symphony
  • Conductor, Trinity Bach Cantata series
  • Guest conductor, Ashland Symphony
  • Taught/conducted at Oberlin, Lindsey Wilson, Kent State and high schools in Ohio and Colorado  
  • More than 35 published choral compositions
  • Associate of the American Guild of Organists
  • Favorite thing about Ashland University: “Accent on the Individual is a reality here.”
  • Little-known fact: Enjoys watching hockey
  • DMA in Literature and Performance of Choral Music, University of Colorado
  • M.M. in Choral Music Education, Kent State University
  • B.S. in Music Education, Concordia College