Graduate Coordinator, Assistant Chair, Music Education
Ron Babcock received his Bachelor of Arts at Louisiana Tech University, a Master of Music in trombone performance at the University of Oklahoma and his Doctorate in trombone performance at the University of North Texas.
Before moving to Portland in 1988, Dr. Babcock was an active performer and teacher in northern Texas and Louisiana. He performed with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra and organized as well as performed with the Mid-South Trombone Ensemble and the Shreveport Sackbut Consort. As a specialist in the performance of early trombone literature, Mr. Babcock has played alto sackbut under the direction of well-known conductors such as Christopher Hogwood, Ton Koopman and Jan Kleinbussink.
As an active member of the International Trombone Association, Dr. Babcock has written reviews and a cover article for the ITA Journal. He has also performed and given presentations at several of the International Trombone Festivals.
Dr. Babcock has been an active soloist in the Portland area and has performed regularly with ensembles such as the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Yaquina Chamber Orchestra, Columbia Symphony, the Woody Hite Big Band, The Big Horn Brass and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra.