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Ron Kean

Dr. Ronald Kean, Emeritus Professor of Music at Bakersfield College, recently retired after completing his 30th year of teaching in California. He was awarded the 2012-2013 Distinguished Teaching Award by his colleagues. He is Past-President of the Music Association of California Community Colleges (MACCC) and Past-President of the American Choral Directors Association Western Division following six years as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives at state, division, and national levels. He was selected to be the 2007 California Music Educators Association Multicultural Educator of the Year. The Bakersfield College Chamber Singers under his direction have performed at state, division, and national ACDA conventions. He is frequently called upon to adjudicate festivals, lecture, and to conduct workshops and honor choirs in the US and abroad. 

Pavane Publishing features both the Ron Kean Choral Series and Multicultural Choral Series. His compositions and arrangements and those of others are widely performed throughout the United States and abroad.