About Ron Dunn
The Official blurb:
Dunn holds a BA degree in Music from UC San Diego, and an MM in
Ethnomusicology from Florida State University. His major instrument is
the guitar, and his teachers include Randy Pile, Lisa Smith, Pepe
Romero, Scott Tennant, Marc Teicholz, Bruce Holzman, John Schneiderman, Mesut Ozgen
and others. He has performed as a soloist and in chamber music
settings. In the area of ethnomusicology, his interests include music
of coastal and highland Peru, as well as southeast Asia. He performed
on guitar, charango and siku for several years with Aconcagua, Florida
State University's Andean ensemble. He studied under the guidance of Dr. Michael Bakan and Dr. Dale Olsen. Dunn's Master's thesis focused on
the music of the marimba in Tijuana, Mexico, where he conducted
fieldwork, documenting and analyzing the interfaces of tourism,
technology and tradition in the practice of this important art. His work in the area of tourism owes a great debt to Dr. J. Anthony Paredes. Mr.
Dunn is a contributing author in the Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Vol. 2: Locations, published by Continuum International Publishing.
Dunn joined the music department during the fall
2001 term as the department specialist in world music and guitar. He
directs the guitar program and teaches Multicultural Music in America, Intro to Music and Beginning/Intermediate African and African-influenced Percussion (Music 58).