Ron Ramin, composer

Composer Ron Ramin

Chances are that you’ve heard the music of award-winning composer Ron Ramin. He has composed the musical scores for more than 250 hours of US network television, including 20 prime-time series and more than 30 original movies/miniseries.

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.

Marin Symphony Rehearsal

Ron Ramin with Alasdair Neale, Conductor and The Marin Symphony Music Director

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.

Read Ron’s interview with the Marin Independence Journal.

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 1: Yosemite
Movement 2: San Andreas
Movement 3: Olvera Street
Golden State of Mind opens with “Yosemite,” a revised version of the orchestral fanfare previously named “Greetings!” It reflects the grandeur and majesty of its ancient sequoias, waterfalls and vistas. “Yosemite” begins with a brass fanfare and continues in a spirited and rousing fashion throughout the movement. The second movement, “San Andreas,” is the flip side: nature unhinged. The repeated cycle of natural disaster is part and parcel of the California experience: earthquakes or, perhaps, drought followed by scorching fires, torrential rains, mudslides, and—inevitably—a return to drought. The movement opens with a dark and forbidding tone but soon leaps into a powerful and diabolical middle section. “San Andreas” closes with a return to the quietly menacing atmosphere at the beginning of the movement. The concluding movement, “Olvera Street,” pays tribute to the historic monument in the oldest part of Los Angeles by saluting the Mexican culture in California. While the Golden State has been a major gateway for immigrants from all over the world, Hispanics now constitute the single largest ethnic group in the state. “Olvera Street” is a joyous musical celebration featuring exuberant Latin percussion.
Majestic, Triumphant

Caribbean Jungle Chase


Quirky, Bittersweet


Lively, Upbeat

Warm, Melodic

Upbeat Latin

Ron’s original scores can be heard on most major networks. The following is a partial selection. For a more complete listing, visit the Internet Movie Database.

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Dare To Love
From The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
My Son Is Innocent
Stranger On My Land

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Rent A Kid (CableACE Award: Best Original Score for Movie or Miniseries)

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Cruel Justice

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Terror in the Family

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Charlie & Me
Falling In Love With The Girl Next Door

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Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story
Home By Christmas
My Neighbor’s Keeper
Lost Behind Bars

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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

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Wonderworks: Frog

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The Birds II: Land’s End
Shelley Duvall’s Tall Tales & Legends: John Henry

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Meltdown: Days of Destruction

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Fatal Error


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