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Ron Brough is Division Coordinator for Jazz Studies in the School of Music at Brigham Young University. He is artistic director for the BYU Percussion Ensemble and Panoramic Steel. In addition to recitals and performances at BYU, Dr. Brough has performed as principle percussionist in the Utah Chamber Orchestra and as percussionist with the Pioneer Memorial Theater Orchestra, Ballet West, Utah Opera Company, and the Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir. His performances with these companies have involved numerous productions in Utah, and have included performance tours throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, Europe, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand. He is active in the recording studios of Salt Lake City which have been involved in production of movie film-scores and film trailers. Ron is past Utah Chapter president and currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer for the Utah Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. He has performed, adjudicated and presented clinics at several of the Percussive Arts Society International conventions, including marching percussion, solo marimba literature, steel drums, and timpani.
Dr. Brough previously taught percussion at Indiana State University in Terre Haute before coming to BYU in 1984. He received his Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music from the University of North Texas in Denton, and completed his Doctor of Arts degree at the University of Northern Colorado. He has performed extensively in the Dallas, Texas area with the Dallas Ballet Orchestra, the Dallas Theater Center, Addison Community Theater, and Greenville Avenue Theater. While in Indiana, Ron was principal timpanist in the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra.
In 1994, Ron and his family started performing together as a steel band known as Pan Jam. They have performed for the Utah Arts Festival, as part of the Utah Performing Arts Tour for the Arts Council, with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and many other venues.
BM, Music Education, University of North Texas, 1981
MM, Percussion Performance, University of North Texas, 1983
DA, Percussion Performance and Conducting, University of Northern Colorado, 1997