As dean of the Jordan
College of Fine Arts at Butler University, a position he assumed in
2011, Ronald Caltabiano is able to combine his interests in arts
leadership, the arts within a liberal arts context, the integration
and mutual influences of all the arts, and the relationship between
arts and the community.
Prior to coming to Butler, he taught at the Manhattan School of
Music, the Peabody Conservatory and San Francisco State University,
where he also served as associate dean. He began his career as
music assistant to composer Aaron Copland during the last five
years of the composer's life. Caltabiano earned his bachelor's
(1982), master's (1983) and doctorate (1988) in music degrees from
The Juilliard School. He is a successful composer with a national
reputation, and is widely recorded and published. Caltabiano has
received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and
the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations.