Dr. Ronda Benson Ford is instructor of flute at UTC and instructor of flute and piano at Dalton State College. 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 at four National Flute Association Conventions with both the Professional Flute Choir and The International Flute Orchestra. Dr. Ford has also served as a panel member for three presentations at the National Flute Association Conventions. She has been featured on Mississippi Public Radio and has had articles published in The Flutist Quarterly and Flute Talk. 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.
I enjoy getting to work with my musician colleagues at both institutations.
Mrs. Ford is an extremely professional and effective piano instructor. The progress and enthusiasm my son has shown in these few months with her has been astounding! I highly recommend her service.