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.
As a collaborative pianist, Russell frequently performs with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO), Arizona Opera, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra Chorus (SASO), Tucson High Magnet School, and Rincon/University High School. Russell is an assistant director of music at St. Mark Catholic Church in Oro Valley.
Last season for the Tucson Masterworks Chorale (Spring 2017) Mr. Ronnebaum performed as soloist for Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto, Op. 19. Russell made his Carnegie Hall debut in March 2016 performing at the piano with composer Dan Forrest on a concert of Dan’s music for choir and piano 4-hands. The summer of 2015 he was selected to be the Principal Keyboardist for the American Wind Symphony Orchestra’s annual summer tour.
In 2015, Mr. Ronnebaum recorded and released his first album of concert arrangements and original works for piano titled “Winter Scenes”. Recent commissions and premieres include music for voice, choir, piano, string orchestra, and live theatre. Recordings and sheet music can be found at: www.RRonnebaum.com.