- Written by Lisa Middents, Development Manager
- Published: 07 February 2018
Ron Smith is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and has a B.S. in Music from Tennessee State University and a two year certificate from Berklee College of Music. Ron has been teaching in private schools since 1990 and is completing his 18th teaching season at Northfield Mount Hermon. He is a noted saxophonist, bassist, and percussionist on the east coast region. He has performed with such musicians as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Ray Brown, Wynton & Bradford Marselis, Antonio Hart, Roy Hardgrove, Gary Jenkins, and B.B. King – to name a few.
Ron says, “Music is a life passion and can be embraced every minute of your life. I teach because someone taught me to love music, life, and others. I see myself as an active ethnomusicologist, educator, and performing artist.”
For the 14th year in a row on Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m., Ron Smith and his colleague Steve Bathory-Peeler will hold a benefit concert for Meals on Wheels at the beautiful and fully accessible Rhodes Art Center on the Northfield Mount Hermon campus.
The concert is free and 100% of donations made will go to support Meals on Wheels, a vital program for hundreds of area elders who depend on the daily hot meal delivery and wellness check.
For information about the concert on Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m. at Northfield Mount Hermon, contact Sue Rhenow at 413-498-3281.