Born and raised in New York City, Ron studied piano with
Genia Robinor and earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He studied composition and orchestration with Milton Babbitt and composed for Princeton’s famed musical comedy troupe, the Princeton Triangle Club. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a film composer. He also studied privately with Albert Harris and Anthony Vazzana (composition and orchestration) and William Kettering (conducting). His thematic and soaring orchestral approach has been rewarded with a CableACE Award and a Primetime EMMY nomination, plus Most Performed Awards from both BMI and ASCAP.
Recently, Ron has returned to his first love: composing in concert form. His recent work, Golden State of Mind, is a three movement orchestral suite that reflects his passion for the state of California.
Movement one, (formerly a standalone work titled Greetings!) was given its world premiere in September 2014 in front of an audience of 4,000 at its annual outdoor concert.
I was gratified by the warm audience response. Congratulations again on a super piece — all the more impressive, as I said to the audience on Saturday, for it being your first time at that particular rodeo! — Alasdair Neale, Conductor and Marin Symphony Music Director
Ron lives in Mill Valley, CA with his wife, author and journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin. He spends considerable time in both Los Angeles and New York City. He is a former Board Member of the Society of Composers & Lyricists (The SCL) and a writer and publisher member of ASCAP.
Movement 2: San Andreas
Movement 3: Olvera Street
Caribbean Jungle Chase
Dare To Love
From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
My Son Is Innocent
Stranger On My Land
Rent A Kid (CableACE Award: Best Original Score for Movie or Miniseries)
Terror in the Family
Charlie & Me
Falling In Love With The Girl Next Door
Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story
Home By Christmas
My Neighbor’s Keeper
Lost Behind Bars
Christy (EMMY Nomination: Outstanding Original Score for a Series)
Cagney & Lacey
Come Die With Me: A Mickey Spillane Mike Hammer Mystery
Menu For Murder
Mike Hammer: Murder Takes All
The New Twilight Zone
The Trials Of Rosie O’Neill
Walker, Texas Ranger
The Birds II: Land’s End
Shelley Duvall’s Tall Tales & Legends: John Henry
Meltdown: Days of Destruction