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Bruce Ronkin

Departments

Music

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland
  • Master of Music degree at Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music

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Bruce Ronkin teaches courses in topics including music business and music publishing. With extensive experience in music performance and music publishing, he brings to the classroom a combination of professional and scholarly experiences that help prepare the next generation of music industry thought leaders. His research focuses on the synergies of art and commerce in the world of music.

Ronkin earned the Bachelor of Music degree in music performance at the Eastman School of Music, the Master of Music at Indiana Univ., and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in performance and pedagogy at the Univ. of Maryland. He has become widely known as a pioneering specialist on the Wind Synthesizer, an electronic wind instrument. He was President of the Intl. Wind Synthesis Assoc., V. P. of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and is now on the board of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association.

Ronkin has published in the Journal of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, the Saxophone Symposium, and the Saxophone Journal. His works include the book Londeix Guide to the Saxophone Repertoire, co-authored with French saxophone virtuoso Jean-Marie Londeix, The Orchestral Saxophonist (a 2-volume required text at universities and conservatories throughout the world), and The Adolphe Sax Series, a collection of critical modern editions of music for saxophone originally published in the 1850s and ’60s by saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax. Ronkin is the editor of the Journal of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association.

Research/Publications Highlights

“The Adolphe Sax Series,” a collection of critical modern editions of long-forgotten saxophone music originally published in the 1850s and 1860s by saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax

“Londeix Guide to the Saxophone Repertoire,” co-authored with French saxophone virtuoso Jean-Marie Londeix

“The Orchestral Saxophonist,” co-authored with Robert Frascotti

Articles in the “Journal of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association,” “Saxophone Symposium,” and the “Saxophone Journal”