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.
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.
This year he has performance and compositional engagements with Artifact Dance
Project, The Rogue Theatre, and the University of Arizona. Past engagements have
been with reputable organizations such as the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO),
Arizona Opera, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Arizona Repertory Singers, and Tucson
Arizona Boys Chorus. Russell is the assistant director of music at St. Mark Catholic
Church in Oro Valley.
Russell made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 performing at the piano with American
pianist and composer Dan Forrest. The summer of 2015 he was selected to be the
Principal Keyboardist for the American Wind Symphony Orchestra’s annual summer
In 2015, Mr. Ronnebaum recorded and released his first album of concert arrangements
and original works for piano titled “Winter Scenes”. Recent composition commissions
and premieres include music for voice, choir, piano, string orchestra, and live theatre.
Recordings, sheet music, and upcoming concert dates can be found at: