Ronald Caravan

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 University in Syracuse, New York, where he teaches clarinet and saxophone and conducts the saxophone ensemble.

Dr. Caravan studied saxophone with the classical saxophone pioneer Sigurd Raschèr.

Dr. Caravan received the D.M.A. degree from the Eastman School of Music in 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 timbre variation.

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 Congress and at Alice Tully Hall, as well as numerous solo performances.

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