Russell Ronnebaum is a native of Kansas and earned his Bachelor of Music degree in piano from the University of Kansas in 2009. In May 2011, he received a Masters Degree in collaborative piano under the guidance of Dr. Paula Fan.
Russell is a staff accompanist with the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Tucson High Magnet School, Rincon/University High, and is a music director for St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church where he serves as both choral director and pianist/organist.
As a freelance collaborator, Russell has had tremendous success coaching and mentoring young musicians in Tucson to win top prizes at local, state, and national competitions. He also plays keyboard (piano/celeste/organ) with The University of Arizona Wind Ensemble and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. This past summer, he was selected to be the Principal Keyboardist for the American Wind Symphony Orchestra’s annual summer tour.
Russell is a composer of many pieces for piano, and his first album of original music and arrangements will be released in the Fall of 2015 under the title “Winter Scenes.”