Dr. Ronnie Wooten
4/17 & 4/18
A native of North Carolina, Dr. Wooten received the Bachelor of Music Education degree (cum laude) from East Carolina University. He received the Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees, both in conducting, from Michigan State University, where he held a teaching assistantship and a competitive doctoral fellowship in the School of Music. He has pursued additional conducting studies at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), Campbell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Michigan. His principal conducting teachers include: Eugene Corporon, Kenneth Bloomquist, Herbert Carter and Robert Hause. In addition to conducting the NIU Wind Ensemble, Dr. Wooten teaches in both undergraduate and graduate programs in music education. He also supervises instrumental student teachers and teaches courses in instrumental techniques and methods, wind instrument literature, and conducting.