Dr. Ronda Benson Ford is an active National Flute Association flutist, teacher, and entrepreneur. She previously performed with the Topeka Symphony, the Overland Park Orchestra, and with several orchestras in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Texas, and Arkansas. She has performed at four National Flute Association Conventions with both the Professional Flute Choir and The International Flute Orchestra. Dr. Ford holds two positions in the National Flute Association: one as the Coordinator of the High School Flute Choir Competition and the second as a member of the Pedagogy Committee. She has been featured on Mississippi Public Radio and has had articles published in The Flutist Quarterly and Flute Talk. She has served on the faculties of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, National American University, Truman State University, Park University, Missouri Western State University, Kansas City Kansas Community College, and Parkland College. Dr. Ford has taught a wide variety of courses such as music appreciation, world music, music history, music theory, studio flute, studio piano, studio recorder, flute ensemble, and recorder ensemble. The collegiate ensembles she worked with included music major, music minors, and non music majors. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi, her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Illinois State University, and her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Ford’s teachers have included John Bailey, Danilo Mezzadri, Kyril Magg, Alexander Murray, Max Schoenfeld, Bootsie Mayfield, and Carolyn Brown. Please see www.rondaford.com for more information. She lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband Brian and her dog Snoopy.
Download PDF of her Curriculum Vitae here.