- Ronald Caravan
Dr. Ronald Caravan (born 20 November, 1946 in
Pottsville, Pennsylvania) is an American classical musician. He is a clarinetist, saxophonist, teacher, and publisher.
Dr. Caravan is on the faculty of the Crouse College of Visual and Performing Arts of
Syracuse Universityin Syracuse, New York, where he teaches clarinetand saxophoneand conducts the saxophone ensemble.
Dr. Caravan studied saxophone with the classical saxophone pioneer
Dr. Caravan received the D.M.A. degree from the
Eastman School of Musicin 1975.
Dr. Caravan has composed several pieces for clarinet and saxophone, and written the seminal "Preliminary Exercises & Etudes in Contemporary Techniques for Saxophone", (Dorn Publications, 1980,) an important introduction to the study of
multiphonics, quarter tones, and timbrevariation.
He produces the "Ronald Caravan" line of saxophone mouthpieces, closely based on that designed by
Adolphe Sax, the instrument's inventor.
He has performed with the Aeolian Saxophone Quartet and
Saxophone Sinfonia, including concerts at the 1979 World Saxophone Congressand at Alice Tully Hall, as well as numerous solo performances.
* [http://www.dornpub.com/saxophonejournal/sigurdrascher.html#super Article written by Ronald Caravan about saxophonist Sigurd Raschèr]
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