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Renowned soloist Ronald Beitel to conduct performance and master class at MSU

Morehead State University’s esteemed music program will welcome a successful professional musician to share his musical experience, knowledge and talent with students and the community. 

Horn player Ronald Beitel will visit MSU on Monday, April 15, to conduct both a performance and a master class with students. The performance and ensemble coaching will take place from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in the Duncan Recital Hall and will be followed by a master class from 3 to 3:50 p.m. in Baird Music Hall, Room 208. Both events are free and open to the public 

Ronald Beitel is an active soloist, chamber music artist and horn class clinician. As a soloist, he has appeared with The National Arts Chamber Orchestra, The San Antonio Symphony, The Salt Lake Symphony, The Vivaldi by Candlelight Orchestra in Salt Lake City and The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Beitel has appeared with numerous friends and colleagues around the country, most recently on the Nova and Intermezzo series in Utah and Manhattan to the Mountains at Snow College and Southern Utah University.  

For the last 29 years, his musical career as an orchestral artist has included positions with The La Crosse Symphony, The Utah Symphony for 18 years, The San Antonio Symphony for nine years and single-season stints with both The Memphis Symphony and The Ohio Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed, recorded and toured with both The Cleveland Orchestra and The Houston Symphony. Now a resident of Rochester, Minnesota, his musical activities are varied, including composing and arranging music for horn and teaching private lessons. Recent performances include concerts with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and The Minnesota Orchestra. 

Dr. L. Curtis Hammond, associate professor of music at MSU, said horn players and other musicians will get the chance to learn from a notable and successful figure in the field. 

"Ron is a world-class musician who has performed with some of the greatest musicians in the United States,” Hammond said. “I am very excited our students get to hear and interact with someone of this caliber. This is truly an outstanding opportunity for the students at MSU." 

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