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Ronald Chioldi

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Dr Ronald Chioldi

chioldi@nsuok.edu

  • PROFESSOR
    Music

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    FA 222
    (918) 444-2707

Bio

Ronald Chioldi is Professor of Music at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he teaches piano and serves as the Director of the Community Music Academy. Other teaching appointments include summer piano faculties at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Georgia State University, and the University of Illinois.

As a solo artist and collaborative performer, he recently has appeared in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. A diverse and committed educator, his piano students have won placement in graduate programs and summer festivals throughout the country, including the Brevard and Chautauqua Music Festivals.

Chioldi is a coauthor of the widely used group-piano textbooks Keyboard Musicianship, and Keyboard Fundamentals, and has written for Clavier Companion. He has presented at the national conferences of the Music Teachers National Association and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

Chioldi received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois, where he was a piano student of Ian Hobson and pedagogy student of James Lyke.

Education:

  • DMADMA, Piano Performance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
  • OtherMM, Piano Performance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991
  • BA, Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Summa cum laude, 1989
Dr. Chioldi is a coauthor of several highly-regarded college, group piano textbooks. Keyboard Musicianship: piano for adults Books 1 and 2, and Keyboard Fundamentals: piano for adult beginners, are used by extensively throughout the US by colleges and universities and help set the industry standard.
Applied Piano. Group Piano. Piano Pedagogy. Music Theory.

Performances:

  • - November 2018, Music - Adjudicator, Clinician, or Consultant, Pianists ages 5 to 18 from Northwest Arkansas (Rogers, Arkansas, USA)
    Pianists ages 5 to 18 from Northwest Arkansas
  • - March 2020, Music Performance - Full Chamber Recital, Christan Bester and Ronald Chioldi (Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA)
    Christan Bester and Ronald Chioldi
  • - April 2020, Music - Adjudicator, Clinician, or Consultant, High School Pianists from the state of Missouri (University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, USA)
    High School Pianists from the state of Missouri
  • - April 2018, Music - Adjudicator, Clinician, or Consultant, Pianists aging from 7 to 18 (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
    Pianists aging from 7 to 18
  • October 2018 - October 2018, Music Performance - Full Chamber Recital, Ben Hay and Ronald Chioldi (Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA)
    Ben Hay and Ronald Chioldi
  • - April 2019, Music - Adjudicator, Clinician, or Consultant, piano students of the Barthelmes Conservatory (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)
    piano students of the Barthelmes Conservatory
  • - April 2018, Music - Adjudicator, Clinician, or Consultant, High School Pianists from the state of Missouri (University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, USA)
    High School Pianists from the state of Missouri

Intellectual Content:

  • Keyboard Musicianship: piano for adults, Book Two (Book, Textbook-Revised), Discovery, Published, May, 2020
  • Keyboard Musicianship: piano for adults, Book One (Book, Textbook-Revised), Discovery, Published, May, 2019
  • Keyboard Fundamentals: for adult beginners (Book, Textbook-Revised), Discovery, Published, May, 2017

Presentations:

  • A Unified Approach to Teaching Musicianship Skills, Technique, & Ensemble/Solo Repertoire - MTNA National Conference - Chicago, Illinois - March 2020
  • A Unified Approach to Teaching Musicianship Skills, Technique, & Ensemble/Solo Repertoire - MTNA National Conference - Baltimore, Maryland - March 2017

Courses Taught:

  • PIANO - MUS 2111 - Fall 2020
  • KEYBOARD SKILLS - MUS 3111 - Fall 2020
  • PIANO FOR NON-MUSIC MAJORS I - MUS 1002 - Fall 2020
  • PIANO CLASS I - MUS 1011 - Fall 2020
  • PIANO CLASS II - MUS 1101 - Spring 2020
  • MUSIC THEORY IV (HARMONY) - MUS 3563 - Spring 2020
  • MUSIC THEORY IV (HARMONY) - MUS 3563 - Spring 2020
  • PIANO CLASS IV - MUS 2101 - Spring 2020
  • PIANO CLASS III - MUS 2011 - Fall 2019
  • MUSIC THEORY III (HARMONY) - MUS 3553 - Fall 2019
  • PIANO CLASS III - MUS 2011 - Fall 2018
  • PIANO CLASS I - MUS 1011 - Fall 2018
  • PIANO - MUS 2112 - Spring 2018