Director of Choral
Office Phone: 395-4547
Office: SAM 7
Dr. Ronald Kean has been the Director of Choral
Activities at Bakersfield College since 1994. He
directs the 65 voiced College Chorale
and the Chamber Singers.
In addition to this he teaches two sections of A Survey
of World Music, out of which is formed the African
Percussion Ensemble which he leads.
Both choral groups are considered to be amongst the top
groups in the California Community College system. The
Chamber Singers performed at the Western Division
Convention of the American Choral Directors Association
in Reno, Nevada in 1998. The Chorale and Chamber
Singers performed at the California Music Educators
Convention in 1999. Touring is an annual part of life
at Bakersfield College. The Chamber Singers not only
perform at conventions when invited, but they made two
tours of Hawaii, the most recent in June, 2000.
Dr. Kean is President of the Western Division of the
American Choral Directors Association following six
years as ACDA Chair of Ethnic and Multicultural
Perspectives at state, division, and national levels.
He graduated from Los Angeles Valley College and
California State University Los Angeles before teaching
at the high school level for four years. After a year
of extensive score study and performance with Robert
Shaw in Atlanta, Georgia, he completed the Masters and
Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Choral Music from the
University of Southern California.