Rhonda Ringering, piano, has crafted a career as a pianist, a writer and an instructor. She has released four CDs, Oregon Impressions: the Original Piano Music of Dave Deason and Made in America, a collection of American music, and 2 to Tango: Dance Music for Piano Duet with duo partner Molly Wheeler, and most recently, A Spin on It, (with guitarist Pamela Goldsmith) featuring the music Dave Deason, Jason Heald, Dana Libonati, and Joel Pierson.
She is an active solo and collaborative performer for venues as diverse as Central Oregon Symphony, Oregon Chamber Players, Pacific University Orchestra, Broderick Gallery Series, “Art for Ears” Concert Series (Portland), “Friends of Music” Series (Brookings), Aladdin Theatre, and the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, Bloedel Reserve, Newport Performing Arts Center, and Skamania Performing Arts Series.
An active adjudicator and clinician in Oregon and Washington, she serves as Education Director of Cascades Classical (http://www.cascadesclassical.org/)–a Bend, OR competition and performing arts series dedicated to nurturing the talent of young musicians. She is currently editor of the Oregon Music Teacher’s Association’s professional e-journal, Oregon Musician. Issues may be found at http://oregonmta.org/journal.html
Her articles have appeared in American Music Teacher, Piano & Keyboard, Flute Talk, Clavier, and Keyboard Companion. Her article, “Keeping the Beat: How to Teach Classical Piano Students to Play with a Jazz Band” won American Music Teacher’s article of the year for 2009. She received her BA from Walla Walla University and her MM from Boston University.