Russell Ronnebaum – Pianist and Composer



Russell Ronnebaum, a Kansas native, earned a Bachelor of Music degree in piano
performance from the University of Kansas. He then attended the University of Arizona
where he received a Masters Degree in collaborative piano under the guidance of Dr.
Paula Fan.

Russell has served as the staff accompanist for the Tucson Masterworks Chorale since
2015. For the spring 2017 Masterworks Chorale series, Mr. Ronnebaum performed as
soloist for Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto, Op. 19.

Mr. Ronnebaum has recently been named “Composer in Residence” by The Rogue
Theatre of Tucson, Arizona. For the 2019-20 season, Russell will be composing
original scores for 5 classic plays for the company. Past engagements include
performances with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO), American Wind Symphony
Orchestra, Arizona Opera, and the Tucson Masterworks Chorale. Mr. Ronnebaum is
the assistant director of music and accompanist at St. Mark Catholic Church in Oro

Russell made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 performing at the piano with American
pianist and composer Dan Forrest.

Recent composition commissions and premieres include music for voice, choir, piano,
string orchestra, and live theatre. Recordings, videos, sheet music, and upcoming
concert dates can be found at: