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Barron, Ronald

Trombonist who attended the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and studied under Ernest Glover and concomitantly was a touring member of the American Wind Symphony.

He went on to join the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra until becoming a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  In 1975, he was named Principal Trombone, a post he had held with the Boston Pops, and released Le Trombone Francais.  Its sequel, Le Trombone Francais II, arrived in 2001.

In 2004, he released An Evening from the 18th Century.  Other recordings on which he appears include All-American Trombone, American Showcase, Cornet Favorites:  Highlights from Cousins, Hindemith on Trombone, In the Family, and The Return of the Alto.  He has recorded with the Boston Pops, who he was a member of for 13 seasons, the BSO, Canadian Brass, Empire Brass and Summit Brass.

In 2005, he won the International Trombone Association’s ITA Award.  He retired from the BSO in 2008.  He and his wife have run a bed and breakfast in Richmond, Massachusetts, and is a Certified Specialist in Wine, according to the Society of Wine Educators.

On 23rd September 2010, he was the Guest Artist at the Ithaca School of Music, where he had previously performed in the Fruhling Posaunen concert with the Ithaca College Trombone Troupe and the International Trombone Festival.

In the field of musical education, he has taught at Boston University, the International Trombone Workshop, the Keystone Brass Institute, the New England Conservatory of Music, and the Tanglewood Music Center.  He retired from the New England Conservatory in 2013.

The Principal Brass of the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra recordings
Canzon in Double Echo (Giovanni Gabrieli)
ArrangerArthur Frackenpohl