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Ronda B Ford

Ronda B Ford

Part-time Instructor in Music

Lorberbaum Hall
Room 309
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720

Office Hours

My office hours are posted on my office door.
Other times as necessary by appointment.



D.M.A. University of Southern Mississippi, Flute Performance and Pedagogy

M.M.  Illinois State University, Flute Performance

B.M.E.  University of Central Arkansas, Music Education


Dr. Ronda Benson Ford is currently adjunct instructor of flute at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and adjunct instructor of flute and piano at Dalton State College in Dalton, GA.  She is an active National Flute Association flutist, teacher, and pedagogy committee member. 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 and served as a panel member for several National Flute Association Conventions.  She has performed with The International Flute Orchestra in Japan,  Prague, Hungary, Slovenia, and Italy. She has been featured on Mississippi Public Radio and has had articles published in the peer reviewed Flutist Quarterly journal and Flute Talk magazine. She has served on the faculties of Lee University, Western State Colorado University, 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 including music appreciation, music history, music theory, aural skills, 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. She lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband Brian and her dog Snoopy.

Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
MUSC 2600F Applied Lessons - Flute
MUSC 2600P Applied Lessons - Piano