Silver Lake College welcomes Dr. Ron Rivero, its new director of instrumental studies and conductor of the wind ensemble.
He is excited to be launching the new Mid-West Honor Band Festival and the Manitowoc Youth Wind Ensemble at the college.
Dr. Rivero recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
He holds a Master of Music in wind conducting from the University of New Mexico, and a Bachelor of Arts from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Dr. Rivero was appointed assistant conductor of the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble for the 2014-15 season and reappointed associate conductor for the 2015-16 season.
He has studied with master wind conducting pedagogues, Gary Green, Eric Rombach-Kendall and Glenn Price.
Dr. Rivero served as director of bands and orchestras at South Dade High School, a new magnet performing arts academy in Miami, Fla. In only two years, he tripled enrollment and completely overhauled the curriculum, creating one of the most comprehensive and competitive music programs in Florida.
He continues to serve as an adjudicator and guest clinician across the United States and Europe. Performing diverse works ranging from Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” to most recently Steve Reich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, “Double Sextet.” His doctoral dissertation revolved around Philip Glass’ “Glassworks” and how it helped bridge classical and popular music.
Dr. Rivero has served as principal oboist with several ensembles including performances in the United States, Italy, Austria and Singapore.
He is a member of the College Orchestra Directors Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the Conductors Guild and the National Association for Music Education.