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Ronald Caltabiano ~ Dean, Jordan College of Fine Arts



Ronald CaltabianoAs 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.

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