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Ron Dunn

Monday/Wednesday, 11:30-12:20; Tuesday/Thursday 10:45-11:0 . Other times by appointment


Course Syllabi


Guitar, world music
BA, UCSD, 1993; Florida State University, MM Ethnomusicology, 1997
Ronald Dunn holds a BA degree in Music from UC San Diego, and an MM in Ethnomusicology from Florida State University. His major instrument is the guitar. In the area of ethnomusicology, his interests include music of coastal and highland Peru, as well as southeast Asia. He performed on guitar, charango and siku for several years with Aconcagua, Florida State University's Andean ensemble. Dunn's Master's thesis focused on the music of the marimba in Tijuana, Mexico, where he conducted fieldwork, documenting and analyzing the interfaces of tourism, technology and tradition in the practice of this important art. Mr. Dunn is a contributing author in the Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Vol. 2: Locations,  published by Continuum International Publishing.

Dunn joined the music department during the fall 2001 term as the department specialist in world music and guitar. He directs the guitar program and teaches Introduction to Music courses: Western Culture (Music 1A); World Music in America (Music 1C), Latin America and the Caribbean (Music 1E), and Beginning/Intermediate African and African-influenced Percussion (Music 58).

Winter 2018
CRN Course Title
01399 MUSI-001D-01 Introduction to Music: Rock - From Roots to Rap
33704 MUSI-014A-01 Classical Guitar I
33705 MUSI-014B-01 Classical Guitar II
35171 MUSI-014C-01 Classical Guitar III
35172 MUSI-014D-01 Classical Guitar IV
35175 MUSI-016A-01 Beginning Acoustic Guitar
33709 MUSI-016A-01L Beginning Acoustic Guitar
35176 MUSI-016B-01 Jazz, Blues and Popular Guitar
33722 MUSI-016B-01L Jazz, Blues and Popular Guitar
35524 MUSI-077.-68R Special Projects in Music
Spring 2018
CRN Course Title
45229 MUSI-001D-64Z Introduction to Music: Rock - From Roots to Rap
01343 MUSI-010A-01 Music Fundamentals
44168 MUSI-014A-01 Classical Guitar I
43939 MUSI-014B-01 Classical Guitar II
45295 MUSI-014C-01 Classical Guitar III
45296 MUSI-014D-01 Classical Guitar IV
45297 MUSI-016A-01L Beginning Acoustic Guitar
45298 MUSI-016B-01L Jazz, Blues and Popular Guitar
44836 MUSI-077.-68R Special Projects in Music

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Last Updated: 9/25/17