Ron Blackley, D.M.A.

Ron Blackley, DMA

Department Chair, Music and Theatre; Director, Choral Activities; Professor of Music

209 Center for the Arts
Department(s)
Area of speciality
Choral Music, Conducting, Keyboard Skills, Music Education, Music Theory
Biography
  • 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
Education
  • 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