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Ronald Romm

Mini-Biography


Ron played in a family dance band called Romm-Antics.

He studied with Lester Remsen: former principal trumpet of the LA Philharmonic and soloist with the Marine Corps Band in Washington DC

While in high school, he played with the Los Angeles Brass Society and the Los Angeles Brass Quintet.

By the time he reached college age, he was substituting for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

While working as 3rd trumpet, he received a scholarship to USC.

He later went to Julliard to study with William Vacchiano.

While in NYC, he practiced in the closet of his apartment (practice rooms were hard to find).

Upon the recommendation of his long time friend and associate, Ron auditioned and began playing with the Canadian brass on September 20, 1971 (replacing Stuart Laughton).

As a member of the Canadian Brass, he performed over 4,000 concerts world-wide (an average of 125 per year) on all major concert venues, music conferences, and international music festivals.

He recorded over 40 albums, produced performance and educational videos, appeared on numerous television programs, and premiered hundreds of new compositions and arrangements for brass. The group recorded for RCA, CBS, Philips, and BMG (2 records per year).

Romm and his former colleagues in Canadian Brass, clearly established the brass quintet as the most versatile chamber ensemble of the 20th century through their innovative programming.

The group always took the first early morning flight out of town the day following a concert.

They only missed one gig due to a blizzard.

They were only "stiffed" twice.

As a clinician and educator, Ronald has given hundreds of clinics for tumpeters and brass quintets as well as provided numerous solo and ensemble publications and demonstration recordings for music educators and students.

Mr. Romm is a Yamaha Artist and Clinician and performs exclusively on Yamaha instruments.

On June 2,1999, Ron retired after 29 years with Canadian Brass.