Rhonda Ringering, Piano, has crafted a career as a pianist, a writer and an instructor. She has released four CDs, Oregon Impressions: the Original Piano Music of Dave Deason and Made in America, a collection of American music, and A Lullaby for Innocence for composer Dana Carlile, and 2 to Tango: Dance Music for Piano Duet with duo partner Molly Wheeler. Her latest CD, A Spin on It was just released on the No Dead Guys label in February, 2012.
She is an active solo and collaborative performer of both classical and jazz piano for venues as diverse as Multnomah County Library, Central Oregon Symphony, The Old Church, Linfield College, Pacific University Orchestra, Broderick Gallery Series, “Art for Ears” Concert Series (Portland), “Friends of Music” Series (Brookings), Aladdin Theatre, Wilf’s and the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, Bloedel Reserve, Newport Performing Arts Center, and Skamania Performing Arts Series. She has appeared several times with Oregon Chamber Players and is a member of the Ringering/Wheeler piano duo with pianist Molly Wheeler.
An active adjudicator and clinician in Oregon and Washington, she serves as Chair of the piano division of Cascades Classical (http://www.cascadesclassical.org/)–a Bend, OR competition and performing arts series dedicated to nurturing the talent of young musicians. She is currently editor of the Oregon Music Teacher’s Association’s professional e-journal, Oregon Musician. Issues may be found at http://oregonmta.org/journal.html
Her articles have appeared in American Music Teacher, Piano & Keyboard, Flute Talk, Clavier, and Keyboard Companion. Her article, “Keeping the Beat: How to Teach Classical Piano Students to Play with a Jazz Band” won American Music Teacher’s article of the year for 2009. She received her BA from Walla Walla University and her MM from Boston University.