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Caltabiano, Ronald

Dean - Jordan College of the Arts
Jordan College of Fine Arts


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

Classical and contemporary classical music

Interarts curriculum and collaboration

Arts in the community

Arts across the curriculum

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Catalog of works published by the Theodore Presser Company. 

Selected Commissions and Performances

San Francisco Symphony Orchestra  •  Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra  •  Dallas Symphony Orchestras  •  BBC Philharmonic  •  Hong Kong Philharmonia  •  Royal Scottish National Symphony  •  Juilliard String Quartet  •  Arditti Quartet  •  Emerson String Quartet  •  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center  •  Fires of London   •  Melbourne Wind Power  •  Voices of Change  •  Exxon Corporation  •  Meet the Composer  •  Chamber Music America


Ronald Caltabiano, CRI no. 835

Torched Liberty, Opus One, No. 168, “New American Works”

Rotations, Move Records, No. MD3172, “Hornucopia”

Character Sketch About a Waltz, Albany-Troy 689, “New Waltzes for Piano”

Clarinet Quartet, Innova No. 616, “American Masters”

Fanfares, Albany-Troy No. 668, “The Contemporary Harpsichord”

Short Story, Resonator Records, No. 08258, “Snapshot”

Metaphor, Innova No. 759, “Turn the Page”

Research Articles

Steven Mackey, New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 1999

Elliott Carter: Towards His Tenth Decade, Tempo Magazine, December, 1998

Composers Steven Mackey and Rand Steiger, Contemporary Music Review, Vol 10/1

Aaron Copland: Grogh, Hear Ye! Hear Ye!, Liner notes for Argo CD 443 203-2




The Juilliard School, New York, NY

Doctor of Music Degree (1988)

Master of Music Degree  (1983)

Bachelor of Music Degree (1982)


Additional Studies

Composition: Peter Maxwell Davies, Elie Siegmeister, Andrew Thomas

Conducting: Harold Farberman, Gennady Rozhdestvensky


Academy of Arts and Letters

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship

Fromm Foundation

League-ISCM National Composition

Professional Experience

Administrative Positions

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Associate Dean, Acting Associate Dean, and Associate Director of the School of Music and Dance


Faculty Positions

Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong 

Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY 


See also
Grove Music Online